An ode to the NHS!

Discontent with Andrew Lansley’s health system revolution continues to grow. Our friends over at Medsin have put together a brilliant video showing exactly what they do – and don’t – think about our NHS. The poem, perhaps inspired by the government, twists words to cause confusion…

If poetry’s your thing, read on for the NHS’s 60th Anniversary poem:

These are the hands, by Michael Rosen

These are the hands
That touch us first
Feel your head
Find the pulse
And make your bed.

These are the hands
That tap your back
Test the skin
Hold your arm
Wheel the bin
Change the bulb
Fix the drip
Pour the jug
Replace your hip.

These are the hands
That fill the bath
Mop the floor
Flick the switch
Soothe the sore
Burn the swabs
Give us a jab
Throw out sharps
Design the lab.

And these are the hands
That stop the leaks
Empty the pan
Wipe the pipes
Carry the can
Clamp the veins
Make the cast
Log the dose
And touch us last.

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