The Silent Treatment

eBook (PDF), 252 Pages
(4 Ratings)
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How many women stand up to Britain’s cash-strapped National Health Service and strip its policies bare to reveal a strange, ingrown corruption that declares some patients inoperable, and sends them home to die, in order to balance their books and reduce waiting lists? The dual culprits in my husbands' potential demise were a nastily burgeoning aneurysm on his aorta, and a National Health Service so good at hiding life-saving information, even from itself, that it could spend as much to kill him as to save him. When a doctor can save a life, he is supposed to do it, but some keep silent about expensive treatment. Dead patients don't cost the NHS a thing. This could happen to any one of us. To capture all of what happened I have written a novel based on the events. Names are changed and some of the more complex events are compressed and simplified. This is a fictional account of a real experience and has featured in 'Take a Break' magazine in the UK.
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  • By Michael Hardy
    Jun 22, 2009
    "Fascinating" I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend it. Not only has it been written with wonderful dark humour and is fast paced and compelling, but the message is vital for any Briton who feels they may have been misdiagnosed or told they are terminally ill. This book provides valuable information on how to research your condition and find answers that could save your life. A must-read. The associated website is a goldmine of information too and has certainly opened my eyes to the state of the NHS today.
  • By D Stainforth
    Jul 19, 2007
    "Well done!" This is a very powerful, fast-paced, easy-to-ready fictional account of a gripping and horrific story based on real experience. The author really gets inside her characters' heads, which many writers find very difficult, and are all excellent and believable. Well done!
  • By Peter Heyrman
    May 19, 2007
    "A fine read." This book uses a fine-edged humor to bring the serious issues of health care and domestic abuse into sharp focus. It will hit close to home for Britons, and be food for thought for Americans. An entertaining and interesting read.
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Jill Havern
September 30, 2011
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