MORE than 20% of buildings that claim to be hospitals are nothing of the kind, it has emerged.
A study found that one in five hospitals did not take patient care seriously, mainly because they are factories, discount furniture warehouses and municipal swimming pools.
Jeremy Hunt, the secretary of state for health, said: We genuinely wanted to build lots of lovely new hospitals but there was no money because of socialism.
Anyway, we realised we could increase the number of hospitals significantly by simply using the word hospital.
Mr Hunt added: I assumed that human nature would mean that when an ambulance turned up with a sick person on board, the people who worked in these buildings would try to help.
Turns out they were already pretty busy and so lots of patients werent treated in any way at all.
That said, quite a few of them would have been able to buy a sofa, or have a swim, or get a job making sausage skins.
And you want to take that away from them. What’s wrong with you?