Charlie Brooker

@charltonbrooker

Underwhelmist.

This was beside the hospital bed on Saturday. It's trying to entice you to pay to watch regular terrestrial TV, which should be free, but isn't, because the company Hospedia, which installs these TVs beside NHS hospital beds, COULD supply vanilla TV for free and charge only for its 'premium channels and movies' -- instead, it views you as nothing but a captive, exploitable fleshbag. In a way, this tells you everything you need to know about the future of the NHS under Cameron.

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1040 days ago

This was beside the hospital bed on Saturday. It's trying to entice you to pay to watch regular terrestrial TV, which should be free, but isn't, because the company Hospedia, which installs these TVs beside NHS hospital beds, COULD supply vanilla TV for free and charge only for its 'premium channels and movies' -- instead, it views you as nothing but a captive, exploitable fleshbag. In a way, this tells you everything you need to know about the future of the NHS under Cameron.

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sue_pook 1039 days ago

Sorry to disappoint you, but these TVs were in force in hospitals under Labour.

bonfils 1039 days ago

Heh. Straight out of "Black Mirror"...

FariBrad 1040 days ago

And the future of the NHS IS....'private care' like a flight passenger. Enjoying your luxuries

johnaddicott 1040 days ago

exactly...like CB says...it's an illustration of how things are likely to go...

TheConCons 1040 days ago

But under Cameron and Lansley the likes of Hospedia are increasing like a mutating virus

Ouchy 1040 days ago

Hospedia was working with the NHS long before Cameron was involved.