Hello everyone! As you may have noticed in the title, I will be sharing with you my personal perspectives about Public and Private hospitals and which one we should put our full attention on. You might not be thinking of public hospitals as a patient's time with a nurse is not as personalized, whereas in a private hospital it is. You might not be thinking of private hospitals as they can turn you down whereas in a public hospital they can't. Here is MY point of view on this:
As the population ages, the NHS age too. Therefore, the doctors we have now won't be there forever, meaning we need more staff and that is what we are lacking as there are approximately 1,500,000 people supposed to take care of an increasing amount of 64,900,000 people. And because not enough people are here to take care of everyone separately, there is a vast waiting list which could be a risk as waiting could give time for the sickness to grow, halving the time the NHS has to save the person and doubling how quickly they need to gather the pieces of equipment and even tripling the number of people they have to treat in THAT amount of time. This is a great deal of stress, which can make the NHS even unwell themselves!
So, you may then be thinking that we should go to private hospitals, where you get a faster diagnosis and treatment. However... you would need a great deal of money and would go only get what you can pay for whereas the NHS does the treatment, supplies you with food all for FREE. In addition, specific diseases or sicknesses would not be covered for and you would have to pay extra money for your treatment. Private hospitals can also start having unequalness, making the gap more noticeable between the rich and poor, and Britain thinks equality is very vital and people who go to public and private hospitals obviously are not equal. Therefore, should we go up to a rich person's standard or they come down to ours? That may be equality, but is it human rights? This is another thing Britain takes very seriously. I personally think Human rights as if everyone had to be the same, it would not only overshadow different people's personality but it would be more like inequality as you are not letting a free world have their say on things, which would be more like a prison and not a country.
In conclusion, I personally am not sure about what would be the better option. Therefore, I have a mixed mind about it. How do you feel about it? Write it in the comments!
Thank you for reading.