Sunday, 7 December 2008
Health Boards know best!
So, some of Scotland's health boards are objecting to having direct elections for some of the places on the board. I wonder why that would be? Something to do with single issue candidates and politicisation of health. I can see how irritating it would be if they had to accept someone banging on about the single issue of patient's rights but I'm afraid they'll just have to accept it because that's democracy for you. And to say that elections will politicise the boards is as daft as suggesting that having a government in charge prevents proper healthcare. All it will do is democratise the boards. As Nicola Sturgeon says it's massively popular and there's a reason for that - it's the right thing to do. Yet another promise kept by the SNP government.