May 15th, 2014

Circle-Run NHS Hospital Named Best In England by Experts

48 hours after Ed Miliband claimed that private companies were sending the NHS “backwards”, Circle-run Hinchingbrooke Hospital has been named the best hospital in England:

Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust has been named the top hospital in England for quality of care at an awards ceremony in London last night. The 25th annual CHKS Top Hospitals Awards ranked all healthcare providers across the UK. The CHKS award for top quality of care was judged by an expert panel based on 12 key medical indicators including: how long patients had to stay in hospital after treatment, mortality rates, cancer waiting times and patient-reported outcomes.”

Which makes Ed’s speech look a little silly, especially the the bit about how Cameron “has put the principles of markets and competition at the heart of the NHS like never before”:

“A boost for the private companies and competition lawyers.

A burden for everyone else.

Competition.

Fragmentation.

And privatisation.

That’s how the Tories see the future of our NHS.

That’s why it is going backwards.

Friends, they’re the wrong principles and the wrong priorities from the wrong government.”

If you open the window and listen carefully, that distant wailing you can hear is Andy Burnham reading this…

 


61 Comments

  1. 1
    Maqb­oul says:

    His mascara is dribbling down over his beard, like that Austrian chappie.

  2. 2
    Andy Burnham says:

    But Mid Staffs came first!

    First for patient deaths, first for uncaring nurses, first for patients lying in their own shit, and first for cover-ups instigated by me.

  3. 3
    Old Rat says:

    OMG they are so bloody useless!

  4. 4
    First says:

    First.

  5. 5
    First says:

    Oh FFS!

  6. 6
    Observant says:

    Oddly enough it brightens my day to think of Burnham the butcher wailing…

  7. 7
    Austin Mitchell says:

    Cameron is ràping the NHS.

  8. 8
    Andy Burnham says:

    I never let anyone die at Mid Staffs…no really.

  9. 9
    David Cameron says:

    what about the large frauds carried out by Serco etc. in running privatised contracts. Why no outrage about that as well? Where are the criminal prosecutions? Why are they winning contracts again, where are the consequences for wilfully ripping us off.

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    The award just ranks hospitals it doesn’t attest to their quality – being the least worst hospital doesn’t mean the NHS as a whole is therefore brilliant.

  11. 11
    Ed Millibandwagon says:

    Yeth, the thothialitht vithion of progrweth, no more baby-eating torweeth.

    That’th my polithy

  12. 12
    Disco Biscuit says:

    Ed Miliband’s attack on our NHS is a slap in the face for hard-working doctors and nurses.

  13. 13
    Raving Loon says:

    That’s the weird thing about the NHS. Everyone agrees there’s a problem, but no one is prepared to consider something other than the NHS. It’s like you can have any healthcare system you want, as long as it’s the NHS.

  14. 14
    nell says:

    That’s quite a turnaround given that Hitchinbrooke under labour was one of the worst.

  15. 15
    The religion of piss says:

    Why is anyone surprised that Mo Ass-ar is a liar? Look up taqqiya. Muslims are instructed to lie in furtherance of their ideology. Not only lie but stealing, killing and fraud are all acceptable if the targets are kuffars. So when their takeaways are filthy, their so-called charities are actually fronts for terrorism fundraising, and they publicly denounce terrorism, it’s all part of their agenda of lies. Ironically, Anjem Choudhry is the most honest muslim in Britain because he doesn’t deny the fact he wants to see us all dead. He is the real face of islam.

  16. 16
    nell says:

    And if you want to know what militwit’s labour vision for the nhs looks like take a long hard look at today’s NHS Wales – their hospitals under Welsh labour are everything and more the the Staffs Hospital was.

    ‘Safe in our Hands’ – wasn’t that burnham’s motto!!!

  17. 17
    Harold Shipman says:

    I was just carrying out Labour policy.

  18. 18
    Fishy says:

    Yes but Burnham’s adviser and policy wonk Gabriel Scally (really), says that the figures at Mid Staffs were made up…it never happened.

    Maybeline Burnham is yet to apologise or take action against Scally. Mind you he never apologised to the people of Stafford. In his evidence to the inquiry he just blamed them for not speaking up.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2602943/Anger-Labour-aid-tweets-death-toll-scandal-hit-Mid-Staffordshire-Hospital-up.html

    Time someone ended Burnham’s career, but like Balls and others, Milipede is too frit.

  19. 19
    Labour automatons says:

    Have any of you ever tried debating Labour’s horrific record with a Labour supporter? If you have, you’ll know what truly tribalist idiots they are. They really are of the “it’s ok as long as it’s us who’s doing it” mindset. When I’ve mentioned Mid Staffs or Iraq or the rise in poverty under Blair and Brown, they will bat it away and simply repeat how rotten the Tories are. This is how they reconcile themselves to the atrocities of Labour’s 13 years, by comfortably believing that no one is ever worse than the Tories and if Labour did something, it must’ve been correct.

    Try telling one of them that more innocent people died here and abroad under Blair than ever died under Mrs Thatcher’s watch and see their deranged reaction. They simply cannot accept nor stomach nor admit the basic fact that it was a Labour prime minister who’s responsible for a war based on lies that resulted in an estimated million dead Iraqis and thousands of dead British troops.

  20. 20
    Labour Lurch to the Left says:

    Labour’s ideology is plain to see. They insist only The State can provide hospital care.

    They put this dogma ahead of patient care and our health.

  21. 21
    Fishy says:

    Interesting story this GF. Didn’t BBC Newsnight, Evan Harris (the Mo Ansar of the Lib Dems) and others stir it up about Hinchingbrook, Circle Health and it’s boss Massoud Fouladi?

    Presumably the BBC will be reporting this success…FULLY

  22. 22
    Dr Evil says:

    Hinchingbrooke hospital is my local hospital. My mother was in there for 3 weeks with pneumonia last December. She had excellent treatment when an in patient. once discharged she was equipped with a home oxygenator and oxygen bottles. It was very well organised. I have nothing but praise for this hospital. it seems to be run very well. The menus are excellent too.

  23. 23
    It's unsustainable like this says:

    I think the problems with the NHS apart from its recruiting of fucknut incompetent managers is that it is doing far more than it was designed to do,boob jobs,tummy tucks and sex changes for example.
    Operations and treatments never envisaged by the creators of the NHS.
    It’s also a victim of its own success people live longer they need new hips and knees heart and cancer drugs.
    Too much going on and too many taking out more than they could ever hope to put in even after a lifetime of work.
    Stick on top the people who haven’t put bugger all in at all it is a wonder the thing hasn’t gone bang already.

  24. 24
    Ahaaa says:

    Bit like the EU and immigration.

  25. 25
    Sinn Fein says:

    They learned it all from us

  26. 26
    It's unsustainable like this says:

    I would describe myself as a right winger but I wouldn’t like to see roads privatised or the Police or the army for that matter.
    In fact there are many privatisations I’m not happy about.
    The NHS did work well once as did our schools….make them work again.
    Start by not making them a haven for politicised left wing tossers.

  27. 27
    Ha ha says:

    ‘Disgraceful’ Serco falsified GP out-of-hours figures (Tgraph, March last year):

    Employees at Serco, a multinational that made a £302 million profit last year, falsified records to make it seem 100 per cent of emergency patients in Cornwall were getting a face-to-face appointment in an hour. In fact, a quarter were having to wait longer.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9913780/Disgraceful-Serco-falsified-GP-out-of-hours-figures.html

    NHS may not be perfect but private companies don’t have a good record of delivering decent health services. I know which one I’d prefer.

  28. 28
    Torontory says:

    It’s not on the BBC website yet. Ever?!!

  29. 29
    táxpáyér says:

    Biggest rip off is the lazy staff you see milling around chatting etc at “our” (HAHA) NHS.

  30. 30
    Ockham's Razor says:

    Sic transit gloria Thursday

  31. 31
    Has the intern been left in charge again? says:

    This post was brought to you by Circle Healthcare.

  32. 32
    táxpáyér says:

    Roads, police and army are core parts that the state can mostly provide best.
    Treatment and Learning are personal products and the state inevitably does a poor job.

  33. 33
    táxpáyér says:

    The states involvement in healthcare should be limited to vaccination and making sure anti-biotics are used correctly.

  34. 34
    táxpáyér says:

    Yep. Anyone sensible would want a choice from private providerS
    Rather than have to put up with consistently dismal rations of treatment.

  35. 35
    Fatty Pang and His Four Pensions says:

    I was a patient there for a short while(indigestion) and the service was excellent. Oysters and champers morning noon and night.

  36. 36
    Cinna says:

    And he’s still walking around free, coining it.

  37. 37
    SpAd says:

    The problem with the NHS is that at least a third of its staff are useless buck-passing, arse-covering, sickie-throwing piss-takers who don’t give a flying f*ck about patients or even healthcare.

  38. 38
    Alan Johnson (craft cockney geezer)-I'm in charge butt not responsible says:

    I’m just so glad that I’m a parachuted-in Labour Party ‘Bigwig’ and have nothing to do with Hull except that it’s a Labour Party ‘Safe Seat’.

    The Left like to take charge, but they have amnesia when it comes to admitting mistakes.

  39. 39
    philagain says:

    UTTER B@llocks!
    YOU tory nazis ruined our NHS, just like you ruin everything.
    Lewisham hospital is now a disgrace and I cannot get my medication when I want it!
    My boyfriends anti aids drugs aren’t helping him either and he is very poorly!
    He was perfectly healthy when labour were in charge and look what happens when they are cheated out of government. You are just like them a racist homophobe!

  40. 40
    SpAd says:

    Labour is now basically a support group for anyone who happens to hate Tories. A single-issue party for swivel-eyed f*cktards, a bit like the Greens or the BNP.

  41. 41
    cupertino says:

    Surely Miliband and crew would have known this before he opened his mouth.

  42. 42
    Dangerous Brian says:

    Either that or they ar immi*rants.

  43. 43
    Cabby says:

    Aunty Gloria was unwell in the van today?

  44. 44
    Dr Evil says:

    I have nothing to do with Circle HC. I report as I find.

  45. 45
    Anonymous says:

    Except that the so-called ‘experts’ who gave the award to the Circle-run hospital are none other than CHKS – that’s Capita to you and me.

  46. 46
    Levinas says:

    Outsourcing professionals representing themselves as experts find outsourced hospital to be the best in the country. No vested interests there then. Not so much a surprising truth (it’s not) as a promotional leaflet for their own tawdry wares.

  47. 47
    broderick crawford says:

    The Austrian chappie ? Oh you mean Schicklgruber ….the one who contracted tertiary syphyllis in his youth from an Austrian hooker and convinced himself she was J”wish.

  48. 48
    broderick crawford says:

    GABRIEL SCALLY !!!!???

    Was his mother s maiden surname …WAG ??

  49. 49
    broderick crawford says:

    No I do not agree.

    National health should be the ONE AND ONLY public sectir that should be ringfenced and where literally money should be no object . When you are ill you need to be cured , millionaire or pauper .
    Every other budget can and should be cut but not the place that stops you from dying screaming on the streets just because you do not have money . It is a question if human dignity / compassion in an allegedly first world country .

  50. 50
    Scrat says:

    Oh stop whinging Phil , it is not all about you and your me, me, me attitude gets a tad boring after a while.

    They are untold numbers dying of cancer that is not self inflicted and they don’t moan.

    look at the young man who raised all that money recently for other cancer victims , he did not wallow in self pity and Vodka.

  51. 51
    A Quote to Note says:

    “A boost for the private companies and competition lawyers. A burden for everyone else. Competition. Fragmentation. And privatisation…”

    Seems petty much like a statement-of-fact about the safe-in-our-hands Tories.

  52. 52
    By the way says:

    Having turned that back-to-front, have you ever considered a job as Spin Doctor?
    CV to Room 101 at Tory HQ.

  53. 53
    Anonymous says:

    But lying scum such as you don’t give a Flying Duck about fixing the NHS – more interested in having it sold off to health care firms? For, as recent news reports make clear, private care homes don’t seem to be the answer.

  54. 54
    Nonbeliever says:

    And Mid-staffs was only the tip of the iceberg…

  55. 55
    Didge says:

    Who mentioned vodka?

  56. 56
    In A Flap says:

    you are absolutely wrong it was all thatchers fault

  57. 57
    In A Flap says:

    but weren’t labour in talks with circle before they were unceremoniously booted out of office for economic incompetence on a universal scale???

  58. 58
    In A Flap says:

    you are spot on, the only people who need plastic surgery are those that have been hideously mutilated by the like of hit and run driver ed balls. Any vanity plastic surgery should be paid for by the recipient, not the taxpayer. Neither should fertility treatment be available on the taxpayer. If you cannot afford the fertility treatment there is a fair chance that you cannot afford to bring up a child either.

    a child is not a right it is a fluke of nature, some can some can’t, and it is probably for a reason

  59. 59
    Scrat says:

    You cannot blame her for everything.

  60. 60
    Scrat says:

    calm down old chap , nobody mentioned your excessive consumption.

  61. 61


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