Forty-three hospital patients starved to death last year and 111 died of thirst while being treated on wards. I've personally been subject to some pretty grisly treatment in foreign (African) hospitals, and seen some worse than that, but I'd tend to expect slightly better at home. This is astonishing. Every other day some Polly Toynbee or other claims that we have the best health service in the world, but ... Seriously. It's not good enough. Who's going to sort it out? The Labour/Conservative/Liberal crews? I don't trust any of them anymore. I despair.