When the Tories cut deeply enough to put people in hospital

Everybody knows that you can’t get a quart out of a pint pot and maybe the Tories need to take that on board. Cuts in government expenditure are good and Sir Philip Green has already discovered lots of potential savings in procurement.

If savings can be made through efficiency, that’s a good thing. However, if you have to cut budgets from schools, the health service, the roads and other essential areas and the infrastructure suffers there will be an impact on health and safety to the community.

  • If bridges aren’t repaired when they need it, people may be injured or killed when they collapse.
  • If potholes in the road are not filled, more accidents involving vehicles (and people) are likely.
  • If schools are unable to provide the facilities for students, equipment may not be replaced when needed and accidents will happen as a result.
  • If there is a lack of facilities to care for people when they are sick, their condition may worsen and even become life-threatening.
  • Despite the need to watch the bottom line and I’m all in favour of making government processes more efficient, it is essential that continued investment in the infrastructure is made to keep the community safe.

    If the Tories cut facilities to the bone, there could be an increase in fatalities and serious injuries. Without the resources to deal with their care in hospitals and doctor’s practices that’s going to be a very slippery slope.