No operations for fat Brits, especially if they smoke

From Henry Bodkin at the Telegraph:

Hospital leaders in North Yorkshire said that patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above – as well as smokers – will be barred from most surgery for up to a year amid increasingly desperate measures to plug a funding black hole. The restrictions will apply to standard hip and knee operations.

The decision, described by the Royal College of Surgeons as the “most severe the modern NHS has ever seen”, led to warnings that other trusts will soon be forced to follow suit and rationing will become the norm if the current funding crisis continues. More.

Reality check: Euthanasia will quickly take care of all that. Public health care worked mainly because euthanasia was not an option. After us, the deluge, as Madame de Pompadour put it.

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  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    So, they are withholding treatment due to lifestyle choices.
    When will they be discontinuing AIDS medication and treatment for sports injuries?

    • The Deplorable Rosenmops

      And for sick babies who are the result of first cousins marrying. Send the whole family back to Pakistan.

    • ismiselemeas

      Your response deserves a more accurate look. Many operations are made more hazardous due to the combination of the effects of smoking on the lungs and the use of general anaesthetics. Post op recovery is generally profoundly affected by the effects of cigarette use pre op. Continuing to smoke post op not only affects recovery but also nullifies the purpose of certain surgeries and greatly increases the risk of complications post op. If a patient wishes to keep smoking it’s often safer if they don’t have surgery under general anaesthetic in the first place. Insurance companies increasingly are taking this position as are employers.

  • Dave

    If the british gov’t stopped wasting perfectly good funds on not so perfectly good invaders as well as the gender BS isues, things might be better. But we all know that won’t happen.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    One additional observation as to why public healthcare “worked” (on some level, for a period of time) was that for many years there were not floods of foreign immigrants leaching off the system while not contributing to it.
    Uncontrolled 3rd world immigration ruins everything.

    • The Deplorable Rosenmops

      Truer words were never spoken.

  • tom_billesley

    Bodkin giving them the needle?

  • tom_billesley

    The formula for calculating BMI will be revised with a new factor for group identity.

  • General P. Malaise

    does this mean they will refund the taxes that were taken from the smokers and fat people?