Saturday, September 08, 2007

Non-English speakers go to the front of the queue

So, if you need medical treatment in Britain, pretend you don't speak English:

IMMIGRANTS who can't speak English are being sent to the FRONT of NHS out-patient queues...while locals are left waiting in clinics for hours.

Patients who need interpreters are being given priority by hospital trusts—because bosses reckon it's cheaper than having costly translators hanging about.

It means that at busy times non-English speakers are instantly shunted to the front of the queue.

1 comment:

prairie biker said...

We do this here in our courts too. I'm paid well enough that Spanish speaking visitors to our local courts go right after those with private attorneys. Trust me, most counties do not want to pay me to just sit around.