The top brass have had their collars felt by the politicians and shut the military hospitals down. The MDHU carrot to soften the blow has not served the service population well. Gen (Retd) Jackson was recently interviewed on Sunday AM via video link to his library at home on the subject. He was wearing a splendid brown cardigan and looked in good health. His point was that in principal we still needed exclusively military secondary care medical facilities but acknowledged there were budgetary constraints. My questions to you all are: 1. Do we still need a military hospital? 2. If so, what size should it be and what specialities should it offer? 3. Should it be stand alone or attached to an NHS hospital? 4. Where should it be? 5. Would it aid retention? 6. Whose head do we need to bang against a wall? 7. Does a bear really shit in the woods? As for Jacko! The Baird health centre in London is a thin veneer of effective primary care specifically designed to convince the schemers in Main Building that the AMS works (sorry DMS). As long as the Generals are looked after then the rest of the Armed Forces can go rot! Obviously going by the state of his teeth the DDS didn't do him much good! Ha! I bet the General Staff and their families all have private health care cover!