From: AH Roberts, Harrogate.
RE NHS funding (Bernard Ingham, The Yorkshire Post, May 9).
Collect the tax due from tax-avoiding wealthy individuals and corporations and the NHS will not have to charge the many for the benefit of a few or arbitrarily place restrictions on operations and drugs. Abuse of the system is a separate issue.
Private-sector hospitals lack intensive care facilities and rely on the NHS and the sector cherry-picks the most profitable procedures and makes no or little contribution to training.
From: Henry Cobden, Ilkley.
SIR Bernard Ingham writes a lot of sense about the NHS. Why, therefore, did Margaret Thatcher not follow his sage advice? Do tell.
From: Andrew Mercer, Guiseley.
ONE of the great scandals of these times is the postcode lottery over the care of cancer patients.
There needs to be clarity on what patients have a right to expect – too much is left to chance.
It’s not a lucky dip, it’s a matter of life and death.