UK: Blair follows Bush also in medical care scandal for war veterans


Blair and health care, cartoonFrom British weekly paper The Observer:

Scandal of treatment for wounded Iraq veterans

· Soldiers ‘denied proper hospital care’
· Letters reveal anguish of families

Ned Temko and Mark Townsend

Sunday March 11, 2007

A shocking picture of neglect and the appalling treatment of wounded British troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan emerged last night in a remarkable series of letters from soldiers’ families obtained by The Observer.

The sheaf of complaints, passed on by deeply alarmed senior military sources, claims that soldiers have been deprived of adequate pain relief and emotional support, and in some cases are unable to sleep because of night time noise in the NHS facilities caring for them.

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3 thoughts on “UK: Blair follows Bush also in medical care scandal for war veterans

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