It's good for what it is, and what we pay for it in my opinion. My Mrs, who I know you know is 'one of yours', can't rave about it enough - for minor-moderate A&E stuff I think it does really well. I've luckily never had to use it myself, as I've either had military or private healthcare (with work).Here is the thing though Toppet.
I am not doubting your medical professionals abilities, as I would have no problem being treated by a doctor in the UK. What I do wonder about is the level of triage based on resources available for every facility. If a certain hospital is damn near running black on all assets needed to treat your casualties, then it makes no sense to go all out and use up what you have to try and save a 95 year old who might be lucky to make to Christmas regardless of COVID. To many variables to say your system is terrible, because I don't believe it is. But I do believe you folks have constraints that we don't have which leads to a higher fatality rate.
I couldn't definitively comment on the triage - but I would hazard a guess it's first come first served if there are two equally serious cases.
The NHS needs an overhaul - but the cost for that would be huge, and would probably be seen as political suicide. So it won't happen.
That is excellent advice which about 70% of the UK needs to heed!Either that or you lot are just unhealthy as feck, and need to take more laps and stop smoking!