PrinceJohn - Member
2 - How much did it actually cost when I broke my femur a couple of years ago? - 1/2 hour ride in an ambulance, plus treatment at the scene, 3-4 x-rays, CT scan, operation to insert metal plate, drugs - lots of drugs, a week long stay in hospital, follow up x-rays, follow up physio, more physio a couple years later...
Yep, the cost of my leg is pretty much fantastical- and the really not nice bit is, there was a cheap and cheerful option available to them which they chose not to do, and went full genius with the surgery, fixature and physio. They could have turned me around and got me out the door for a fraction of the price, but with a ****ed leg. The physio alone cost a fortune and just wouldn't have been required if they'd hip-replaced me because there'd be no point.
People say "Why does the NHS cost so much", well, fixing people well is massively expensive- far more than fixing them badly, and enormously more than not fixing them at all.