Michael Moore's controversial new movie "Sicko" which highlights flaws in the US Health Care system has struck fear into the hearts of UK doctors, who are already aware that everything that happens in the US comes to the UK exactly four years later.
Doctors are worried that healthcare standards in the UK may rise to unacceptable levels. A GP commented" If we can't amputate in the surgery, the hospitals will fill up unnecessarily and student doctors on 75 hours shifts will be put under even more pressure."
Our reporter questioned a student doctor at St Swithins Hospital in Harrow yesterday, after injecting himself with raw caffeine, he woke up and commented, "We start by doing the Emergency stuff, then move on to damage done by viruses already within the hospital such as MRSA, then finally the patient has to dodge murdering doctors and abusive fellow patients while waiting on a trolley in a corridor to find a bed. It can be difficult for the elderly, but the survival rate is comparatively high."
Whilst in St Swithins our reporter witnessed mothers giving birth in the toilets, heroin addicts hanging round and nurses advising doctors on the correct procedures. This was during the first 5 minutes. A senior doctor commented that St Swithins is "state of the art" whereas other hospitals are "state of the country" in comparison.