Hows about that there, then?


Daily Mail, September 13, 2022

The scandal surrounding the discredited celebrity health provider, Sir NHS G.C., deepened today when another 50,000 whistle blowers made allegations of abuse and neglect. These included claims from patients that he failed to give treatment, and reports of bullying and censorship from former staff-members.

The scandal broke following the state funeral of Sir NHS (who always insisted that his “G.C.” be included in publicity) in February. Having just received a knighthood in the New Years Honours list, NHS succumbed shortly afterwards when he was overwhelmed by the massive Mu Variant surge, which affected mainly those who were double vaccinated, and hit vaccinated children particularly hard.

When NHS’s longest-serving doctor, Dr Harold Wallis, gave the eulogy at the funeral in Westminster Abbey, he caused a stir by saying that although as a health provider Sir NHS had performed successful treatments over many years, one could not ignore the long history of abuse that was an open secret amongst staff.

Press coverage of this led to a flood of stories from whistleblowers, who up to that time had been afraid to speak out because Sir NHS, the highest-paid celebrity in Britain, appeared to be untouchable, especially after he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Accusations included late or cancelled treatment, treatment with experimental drugs and vaccines, and gender reassignments, without proper risk assessments or informed consent, and the silencing or harassing of doctors, nurses and managers who tried to raise concerns.

One surgeon, who still prefers to remain anonymous, said, “The problem was that as NHS’s influence grew, he gained unchallenged access to hospitals and even to contracted GP surgeries, which had previously had a measure of independence. Eventually he even managed to obtain the whole country’s private medical records without limits on their use, which of course meant that nobody had any real defence against him.

“The neglect only got worse after he was awarded the George Cross, after which he was scarcely seen on the wards, but only at awards ceremonies, football matches or Wimbledon. His name was never out of the news, so nobody could touch him, despite the fact that nearly everybody thought his behaviour was distinctly weird. At times he acted more like a Messiah than a treatment provider.”

The Prime Minister, Matt Hancock (who was Health Secretary for much of NHS’s final year), said yesterday that the revelations about Sir NHS were unfortunate, but that nobody could have known what was going on in his private life. He said that the whole country was taken in, and that lessons will be learned for the future.

An ICU nurse we spoke to refuted that. “We all knew!” she said, “But the powers that be let themselves be dazzled by his fame and his apparent philanthropy. In my view he ought to be stripped of his knighthood and his unearned gallantry award and forgotten, whilst the rest of us work out how to salvage a healthcare system from the mess he’s caused.

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About Jon Garvey

Training in medicine (which was my career), social psychology and theology. Interests in most things, but especially the science-faith interface. The rest of my time, though, is spent writing, playing and recording music.
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5 Responses to Hows about that there, then?

  1. Elizabeth B. says:


    Are you writing for the Babylon Bee?

    You should send this to them.You could volunteer to play the part of Sir NHS.

  2. Avatar photo Jon Garvey says:

    Perhaps I will – though the blonde wig and cigar may not suit me (I hope that’s not too cryptic a reference for a non-Brit!).

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