“I can not understand why this population is so docile. If you trample on their cultural identity they will riot in the streets. But if their grannies’ legs are literally falling off they just accept it as that’s life…”

Wise words from the good doctor who was interviewed on BBC Spotlight about the health waiting lists.

As you may know, I have written some posts about the health service. It can dismay you how few readers they get. A post on health will get 500 readers; a post on bonfires will get 5000.

I have often thought about why this is. The only thing I can think of is humans are very adaptable. During the Troubles, by and large, we all got on with life. You can get used to a bad situation quite quickly. Maybe it is just easier for people to have a view on identity politics vs trying to understand complex health systems.

The shame in all this is the problems of the health service are fixable. We have just lost the will to fix them.

sweet dreams” by brianfagan is licensed under CC BY

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