I have found where all the NHS money has gone

Compulsary Death after a certain age?

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this link takes you to the story

The NHS in Lewisham are giving the sickies money (£1,000) to buy a pet and the things that go with it.

What a conplete waste of money, the arguement to back this up is that it helps them stay out of hospital and/or get better.

This is where the 24p question must be asked surely?

First benefits, houses, contents and now they even buy your pooch!!!

What is this country coming too?!
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.

Every year is getting shorter never seem to find the time.
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over,
Thought I'd something more to say.
'youth temps'
Camp Freddie , your post deleted, it's not the Naafi bar.


No I saw that , that was just indignation

Though you might want to remove it, as it does have "Rip it out of me" written rather large all over it? :D
A pet can help in all sorts of ways to keep you healthy, in mind and body.

What I want to know is where do they get the pets and who ensures they are looked after. Having owned rescue dogs for some years now, this is a matter of great concern to me.
I used to take my Pooch into the local old peoples home. It was like watching the dead come to life. Do not underestimate the power of Pet Therapy on the sick and the elderly. There was this old man who sat staring from the window never moved, never spoke, blind as a bat, but when the dog came in his whole world lit up. We found out he was in the RAF, we tried to find out what he did but he never answered. He and the other aged people loved it when the dog visited, but were in no fit state to look after one of their own. I think the idea of giving individuals £1000 to buy a pet is ludricrous. The plan could be better thought out. Pet Therapy works but not for a grand.

SKJOLD said:
I think the idea of giving individuals £1000 to buy a pet is ludricrous. The plan could be better thought out. Pet Therapy works but not for a grand.
Funnily enough, that isn't actually what the article says. The people are allowed to spend up to £1,000 on things to reduce the likelihood they would have unplanned hospital stays:
Gill Galliano, director of neighbourhood development for Lewisham Primary Care Trust, said: “Each patient has been allocated a budget which can be spent on items which will improve their wellbeing so they do not require unplanned hospital stays. Purchasing a pet is one option.”
The £1,000 grants would be held and managed by patients’ case workers.
In other words, they're allowed to spend up to £1k on anything that will make them better (likely examples would be better heating, etc.) and the trust is encouraging them to think about pets inside that allowance. Of course, what with them being journalists in search of a story that isn't what the thrust of the article is though...
Knee jerked, wrote my dit, read the article, got my coat and left. :oops:

Buy them a goldfish.


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