Deficiencies of British NHS system
Dr Ian Corness’s article “Modern Medicine” in last week’s Chiang Mai Mail
highlighted just some of the deficiencies of the British NHS system.
Why, I wonder, is his 91 year old mother receiving (or rather waiting to
receive) treatment in the UK, when it would appear that like him she is an
British citizens who leave the UK to live overseas lose the right to return
for free treatment and will only be considered for hospitalistion in the UK
should they become an emergency whilst there. But of course we British
expats are fully aware that our Great British Government always seem to give
priority to everyone other than its own native citizens! We have paid our
national insurance contributions, pay tax on our frozen pensions, but are
treated as second class citizens!
Ed’s note: Dr Corness’s mother is not an Australian citizen. She is
Funds raised … but
I often read in your newspaper about this charity, that charity, raising
money for this, raising money for that. I sometimes go to the event. However
– I hardly ever hear of how much money was raised – and how much was
actually delivered to the orphans/poor/disabled/dogs/elephants or whatever.
I wish the charities concerned would take note. On a lighter note – I enjoy
reading your paper – keep it up.
We better do something!
Where have all the tourists gone? Can anyone answer me this question? I
understand the reasons – value of the dollar, rise in prices, fuel going up,
pollution etc. However, is anyone doing anything about it? We have an
energetic new Mayor, Tourism of Thailand, Skal (which I had never heard
about until reading your newspaper), all these new GMs in their fancy 5 star
hotels. Why not get together? Instead of chit chat – why not come up with
some practical solutions. I am sure there are people far wiser than me who
know the answer. Now that we have Mr Thaksin back – surely his home town
will be back in favour.