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Great Ormond St Hospital

On 1 Dec 2012 at 5:47pm GOSH Fundraiser wrote:

Hi everyone, I am raising money for GOSH by cycling 150 miles in May 2013. I need to raise a minimum of £1500. I know from experience that the people of Sussex full of generosity, even in these times of hardship.
If you are able, my website is:
It would be great if the people of Lewes are able to make a donation, I would love to wear all the names of the people who donate on a tee shirt to help encourage my training as I cycle around.
Thanks in advance,
On 2 Dec 2012 at 11:47am One who knows wrote:
Some time ago Great Ormond Street Hospital was due to move out of central London to a site close to the M25 so their was better access for emergencies as it is a specialist hospital providing services for the whole country. It was also very constrained by the size of the site they have. However, the consultants wanted to stay as it provides easy access to their private practices around Harley Street. Consequently there has been an ongoing attempt to re-develop the current very unsuitable site with various problems developing. I would never donate to Great Ormond Street as I would be subsidising this untenable situation created by the self interest of the medical profession.
On 2 Dec 2012 at 6:40pm Insomniac wrote:
How much of that money raised actually goes to GOSH and how much is creamed off by the fatcat directors and consultants?
On 3 Dec 2012 at 5:57pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I won't donate to GOSH as it is an NHS hospital and should be adequately funded by taxation.
All this private fundraising for hospitals lets governments off the hook imo.
On 4 Dec 2012 at 11:14pm Expat two wrote:
Thatcher slashed hospital funding on the grounds that during the 18th C, hospitals were built by the industrialists who needed a healthy workforce, and the private sector will inevitably fill this role. Predictably, the private sector did absolutely nothing of the sort, and in fact kicked up a fuss that they should have to contribute towards the health of their low-paid minions, which endures today. Businesses don't have any obligation to contribute towards their workers' education, their health care or their retirement. Nor do they think they should contribute towards the infrastructure and public services that allow their businesses to operate - let alone flourish - the police, transport, government etc, that's all the responsibility of the middle and lower classes. Plus ca change, eh?

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