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    Ripped off by hospital bosses.

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    Ripped off by hospital bosses.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 28 May 2018, 12:02 pm

    How NHS patients & families EXPLOITED by THESE charges.

    PATIENTS and their families are being ripped off by hospital bosses. Trusts are using the sick and vulnerable as cash cows, fleecing them for car parking, shopping, phone calls and even watching TV.


    Campaigners say hospital chiefs increasingly see the infirm and their families as commercial opportunities as they struggle to balance their books.

    Analysis of the costs of using bedside television sets and telephones, stocking up on food, drink and toiletries in the hospital shop and parking fees shows that the cost of a five-day stay in an English hospital could work out at more than 150.

    Revelations of the staggering extent of the rip-off perpetrated upon the ill and their loved ones at their lowest point brought a furious response last night.

    Tory MP Sir Mike Penning said: They are using patients and their loved ones as cash cows.

    Read more from The Daily Express HERE




    I have already mentioned the rip-off that is the WH Smith shops, but this story takes this rip-off a lot further.

    Why we are not protected by such outrageous overcharging is a question that needs answering NOW.



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    Re: Ripped off by hospital bosses.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 31 May 2018, 11:21 am

    Yes, you are right. We should be protected from blatent profiteering like this.

    Once we are in a hospital, either as a patient, a visitor or an employee these people have no right to treat us this way.

    This is just another example of being unfair to a captive audience.
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    Re: Ripped off by hospital bosses.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 01 Jun 2018, 11:18 am

    Dead right Zathrus.

    This strikes me as similar to the fact that airports do the exact-same thing as they too have a captive audience they can fleece without any comeback.


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    Re: Ripped off by hospital bosses.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 02 Jun 2018, 12:10 pm

    Forgive me if I am wrong, but are these rip-off hospitals built on the profit-making principle.

    If they are then they are like everything else that is connected to the profit motive in this country: they squeeze as much as they can out of their victims for as long as they can.
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    Re: Ripped off by hospital bosses.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 03 Jun 2018, 11:51 am

    Sadly I believe they are.

    In Scotland we only have four hospitals built on the PPP and PFI principles and they are the ones that charge for everything.

    All the rest of the NHS hospitals that have been built via public money are free from almost all of the charges that the privatised ones make.


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    Re: Ripped off by hospital bosses.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 1:03 pm

    It is what happens when franchises start appearing in hospitals.I know it is a revenue raiser, but some firms take the pee to the nth degree.

    Hospital parking is the biggest rip off of all, with even staff expected to pay the premium rate, and ticketed if they are late off shift..
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    Re: Ripped off by hospital bosses.

    Post by papa_umau on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 11:32 am

    I have to agree that hospital parking is the worst imposition that could be placed on patients, visitors and staff in the NHS.

    If only the last government had not built those four hospitals in Scotland under the PFI system none of our hospitals would then charge parking fees.

    At least the Scottish government have now caught on about how terribly expensive a PFI-built public building is in the long run, and this form of public building is now banned up here.


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