Your question is misleading, and here's why, the NHS doesn't decide if somebody lives or dies but sometimes some of the doctors working within the NHS have to from time to time make some very difficult life and death decisions regarding the welfare and what's in the best interest of their patients, most of the time its to keep somebody alive who would sooner die but sometimes, not very often its to let somebody die, and for that I don't envy them.
The NHS has a limited suplly of money. It has to be spent effectively.
Save 100 people that cost £2000 each or 1 that costs £200,000? One person dies or 100 people die.
you need balance to understand reality, look to american health or lack off and you will quickly realise NHS is a marvelous institution
It doesn't, which is why doctors have to ask a court to decide when parents dispute their opinion that continuing to keep their child alive would be futile and inhumane. In other cases NICE, the body that decides what treatments NHS doctors can provide, will prohibit them from offering life-saving treatments that are too expensive.
If you are one of the vermin who support the cranks and ghouls picketing Alder Hey hospital, you deserve every bad thing that will come to you. in this world or the next.
No and in the case of Alfie Evans they are wrong.
All these people saying that the boy deserves to be cut off, have forsaken their humanity. I pointed out the other day that the disabled/sick were where the Nazis started. Those people also who believe in the rule of law are idiots, because judges generally just listen to what doctors, social workers, or police tell them without questioning it (particularly in the UK secret courts), and there is certainly no equality for lay people in the court room, judges actually hate when citizens take on the system. This is a system that wants to put a boy to death for a condition they haven't even identified! And yet they're saying he has no chance of recovering, nonsense! To summon the words of the great Chomsky "States are not moral agents, people are" never can these words ring more true, good on the protesters. Death to the immoral state. Revolt!
The courts have the right to decide and they also have the right to have compassion- not shown in the case of little Alfie- that is let the parents take him to Rome.