Hospitals

Why wouldn’t our NHS saints help a dying man?

11 February 2017 9:00

We all think pretty highly of ourselves these days, free from old-fashioned ideas about sin. We’re good people. And yet……

The NHS is a vast, gaping, fathomless void

14 January 2017 10:00

The language of the left is a truly transformative grammar, so I suppose Noam Chomsky would heartily approve. There are…

Old, vulnerable and hungry – the shocking view from inside the NHS

6 November 2014 10:40

I am leaving London soon, coming to the end of my time as a voluntary hospital visitor working from a…

And the best private hospital for food is… 

29 August 2014 16:50

News today that the government is going to try to improve NHS food with that old New Labour favourite, the…

DNR notices: A matter of life and death

18 June 2014 13:51

It was Janet Tracey’s family who brought about a change in the law regarding Do Not Resuscitate notices on patient’s…

Ed Miliband tries to answer tricky hospital closure question

10 February 2014 18:16

There is one important line in Ed Miliband’s Hugo Young lecture which shows the Labour leader is trying to come…

Is the startling rise in Muslim infants as positive as the Times suggests?

10 January 2014 15:51

Today’s Times has a lovely example of positive spin.  The headline is: ‘Rise in Muslim birth rate as families ‘feel…

Save the heritage of Barts Hospital

19 December 2013 14:16

Everybody wants to support cancer charities, don’t they? Take Maggie’s Trust, which ‘empowers people to live with, through and beyond…

Higher weekend mortality is not down to Saturday night drunks

3 February 2012 17:40

You’re more likely to die if admitted to hospital during the weekend. It’s a shocking truth, and one that’s explored…

The trouble with the NHS’s working week

28 November 2011 9:02

If you like your literature gloomy, then, at first, there may not be much to interest you in the latest…