Sheer callous laziness on the part of nurses who are too busy to deal with patients in agonising pain

Good morning, Mary Anne from the Philippines and Florence from Zimbabwe. If dying with dignity is a goal, then making it impossible for (night) nurses to access Facebook and the rest of the internet would make a huge difference in terms of willingness to go and cast a glance on the moribund, who to be quite honest aren’t as interesting as the photos of Mandy on the beach. But there is in the UK this quasi-religious cult of the holy nurse and the sacred NHS which blinds people to how miserable it often actually is, and how nasty many of its employees, from the Oxbridge kleptocracy down.

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