Health fascists strike – triumph of the ill will
Planning on visiting a friend or a loved one in a hospital today? Or are you an in-patient? Are you just reading your morning Indo with a coffee and a cigarette as you take a break from the drudgery of sitting in a bed, surrounded by strangers all day?
Of course, you can no longer smoke on the grounds of a hospital, and that in itself is a malicious and belligerent imposition on those patients, staff and visitors who are now forced to walk – if they can – to the gates of whatever facility they find themselves in.
In fact, the next time you're passing by the Mater on a wet day, have a look at the patients and visitors who are forced to stand out in the rain and marvel at the genius of health-care professionals who would allow people be drenched rather than extend a little consideration.