"It is not like the NHS didn't know this pandemic was coming. They did. For virtually the entire time I worked in predictive-modelling for the NHS it was assumed that we were 'overdue' a pandemic like the Spanish Flu of 1918 that killed so many" [50,000,000]
"It was common knowledge among the Epidemiologists and Data Scientists that it was only a matter of time before another one hit. We had a few false-starts, particularly the 'swine flu' of 2009 when a lot of NHS managers ran around like headless-chickens, achieving absolutely nothing in the process. There is literally no excuse for being unprepared, their lack of preparedness is criminal. It's not the Government's fault, its their lack of organisational skills. It would be a joke were it not the cause of unnecessary deaths."
These are the stark words of a former NHS employee who has taken odds with former colleagues who are blaming the current Government for the lack of protective equipment available to frontline staff.
The likes of Dr Rachel Clarke and others who are so quick to blame everything on Boris Johnson and the Conservative Government want to look much closer to home for who is responsible for putting their lives at risk. Because it is the NHS Managers in the very Trusts these people work, whose incompetence and ridiculous spending, has crippled the NHS with lack of available funds, putting their lives in danger.
The NHS has become a dysfunctional bureaucracy, managed by Socialists obsessed with posturing, virtue-signalling and vanity projects. Now, exactly at the time we need a national health service, because the nation itself is sick, those same managers are claiming they can't cope, have been starved of equipment and underfunded. Yet, we have found evidence of millions of pounds of taxpayers money being spent on non-jobs, political ideologies and costly white-elephants that has created a huge hole in the effectiveness of NHS operations.
The amount of non-jobs in the NHS is now staggering. The NHS is spending £58million a year on non-jobs such as ‘Art Curator’ and ‘car park environmental officers’, it has emerged. The list of non-job is ever increasing and now includes:
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager
Green label development Manager
Arts in hospital co-ordinator
Laughter Therapies Manager
Dignity at Work Officer
Associate Director of Commissioning Support
Business Intelligence Manager
Head of EU Policy Exit
Development Business Partner
Programme manager for national Supporting People value improvement programme
the list is endless..
Many of these will be paid ridiculous sums with many non-job managers earning salaries of £65K with a significant amount earning more that £100K
In addition to these a staggering £36million was squandered on 826 spin doctors, according to the TaxPayers’ Alliance. The Alliance also discovered Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust’s Art Curator and programme manager, who costs £33,258 a year in salary, pension payments and London weighting. The Royal Free London Foundation Trust hired a car parking environmental officer at a cost of £34,854, while the University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust pays an administrator of green travel facilities £23,527, including pensions contributions. Gateshead Foundation Trust has an Energy Management Manager on the payroll at a cost of £40,654. The Alliance sent Freedom of Information requests to every NHS organisation in Britain. The organisation that hired the most PR staff was West and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit, with 36 public relations workers at a cost of more than £1.4million! Five NHS trusts employed communications directors with salaries and pensions contributions topping £100,000 – Barts NHS Trust in London, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, North and East London Commissioning Support Unit and the Royal Brompton and Harefield Foundation Trust.
Jonathan Isaby, chief executive of the Alliance, said: “Taxpayers expect the health budget to be spent on real doctors, not spin doctors." “The NHS employs far too many people in jobs that do nothing to deliver frontline patient care.”
The truth is that thousands of NHS staff are nothing to do with frontline patient care. Many departments are entirely surplus to requirements, staffed by middle-classed mandarins who wander around, coffee-cup permanently in hand, pontificating about nonsense that has absolutely nothing to do with patient care. They get paid huge amounts of money for doing it, bathe in the reflected glory of the NHS, and have little or no concept of how little their value really is to the health of patients.
NHS managers have taken their eye of the ball when it comes to Doctors and Nurses safety. Entire departments have become inward facing and needlessly bureaucratic. Many have no real purpose at all, set up as pet-projects or virtue-signalling ventures. Were these departments to go, there would be absolutely no difference to patient care.
NHS managers have taken their eye off the ball when it comes to Doctors and Nurses safety, They didn't prepare for a pandemic they knew would come because they were too busy with Marxist ideologies and bolstering their own careers, and now people are likely to die unnecessarily as a result.