Remember this post about drunkenness, and the discussion it generated? I still don't have the answers, but I'm always coming up with more questions!
So, here's another one. Go read the following article and watch the video, then come back.
Do we bar all of them from free treatment, as these are all self-inflicted?
The NHS is still, for the most part, a free service, and proudly calls itself the envy of the world. Its staff, for all their grumbles, are proud of what they do and are dedicated to it.
But everything comes at a cost.
For every bariatric ambulance, somebody, somewhere, will be denied some other treatment.
And whilst the ambulance in this report seems to have all the equipment, there's still one glaringly obvious omission.
What happens when there's a flight of stairs to contend with?
What about the physical cost to the crews?
I only have the questions, and an undecided mind.
Answers are another thing all together. Education is clearly one of them, as with everything else, but over and above that, I really don't know.