Monday, 25 August 2008

POST CODE LOTTERY IN WIGAN

Wiganers are losers in a postcode lottery for cancer treatment a report has stated.
Drugs such as the cancer drug "Sutent" are being denied to patients in Wigan as not cost effective even though it is prescribed routinely in Bolton, Bury,Rochdale,Tameside and Oldham.
Patients in these towns are thus given a chance to survive their cancer or at least a bit more time with their loved ones.
Why this discrepancy?
We pay our taxes just as the other towns do and are all in Greater Manchester.

Could it be that we are not sufficiently enriched and thus don't matter?

Could it be that our MPs have safe seats and take us for granted? WIGAN INFIRMARY

Whatever the reason it is a fact that----

THE DEATH RATE AT WIGAN INFIRMARY IS HIGHER THAN AVERAGE FOR THE REGION.

Is there a connection?--We don't know for sure. What we do know is that a larger proportion of Wigan inhabitants have lived here all their lives than the inhabitants of other towns and worked and paid taxes longer. We are entitled to better treatment and the authorities --

SHOULD SEE WE GET IT!

WE'VE PAID FOR IT!




1 comment:

Anti-gag said...

They call it a postcode lottery, but at least in the lottery you do hear about the odd winner don't you. I'm afraid under this government (and yes the last Tory government as well) we're all losers.

From
Chris Hill
(Lancaster)

PS.
Another great example of local stories on local blogs, and this is one that could also apply to most anywhere in Britain today as well.

yaz