Got Glaucoma? Wait a Year.

You have to love a nationalized health system. This is in Scotland:

Patients in the Lothians waiting to be treated for the potentially blinding eye condition glaucoma are facing waits of more than a year before being seen by a consultant.

New waiting time figures, released via a Freedom of Information Request, show patients who must be seen by a specialist glaucoma consultant are facing waits of 64 weeks in NHS Lothian.

Correct me if I am wrong but glaucoma doesn’t really better with time, does it? I mean it’s not like a fine wine.

So, guess what one of their solutions is?

“We have also run training programmes to expand the skills of our nursing teams, to allow them to deliver treatments for specific groups of patients.

Unbelievable.

All I can think of is this:

Fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live…at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days, from this day to that, for one chance – just one chance – to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives but they’ll never take our freedom!

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