It really is no good for Angela Lambert ('A whiff of NHS decay', 28 December), as if she were the one to discover them, to rabbit on about the absurdities of a fiscal system that can lead to such madness. 'The National Health Service is on its deathbed.' Of course the NHS is on its deathbed. Everyone knows that and knew it before the last general election. It is dying of starvation.
When people like me prophesied the famine and raged against the 'preposterous new ethos' (for our pains we had an editorial blast from the Independent - 'reactionary', I think we were called), where was Angela Lambert?
PETER V. SCOTT
The Alexandra Hospital
Redditch, WorcestershireReuse content