Tory NHS cuts force sick kids to be separated 100s of miles from parents

for more thoughts on the Tories visit http://malsfactory.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/if-only-i-could-be-tory-verse.html – a piece of heartfelt light verse.

Pride's Purge

Whole counties are now so overstretched they are forcing sick children into NHS hospitals hundreds of miles away from their parents.

Debyshire is the latest area to announce there are no beds available in the whole of the county for children under 18 – in this case for children whose mental health condition means they need specialist round-the-clock care:

Children in Derbyshire with severe mental health problems will now be placed in hospitals anywhere around the country – meaning they will be separated from their parents.

Obviously most parents have to work – and will not be able to live and travel regularly to see their children.

But Conservative Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt – whose savage cuts to frontline NHS services have produced this crisis – will no doubt have private healthcare for his family, and I’m sure he will be able to grant himself sick leave were he ever…

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