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ref date:1 Mar 2000 (HEA)
NHS bled dry to feed private health care

The NHS has been starved of cash for decades under Labour and Tory alike. Now its so bad that the NHS HAS to go to private medical facilities to access treatments and hardware they could never afford to install or provide to NHS patients directly. This costs the tax payer even more of course and is a scandalous waste of public resources.

THE National Health Service is spending more than 450m a year in the private healthcare sector, according to newly released figures.

The scale of NHS spending in this area has astonished critics, who say it could pay for 75,000 extra doctors, 300,000 nurses, or 50,000 hospital beds.