Oooh, this is bad tempered, isn't it?
UBfusion, that really isn't your given name is it? Though I did hear about one poor bastard whose parents named him Astroflash. And Mungo, I hope you are in theatre having your head removed from your own arse when when the theatre computer reboots itself.
As for all the NHS bashing, last year my girlfriend had some life-threatening health issues and our experience with the NHS has been:
* NHS medical personnel: excellent, absolutely outstanding
* Facilities and equipment: far better than you would expect (esp if you believe Daily Mail)
* Admin: Rubbish - utterly useless, incompetent, lazy and contemptible
* Overall experience - better than private at Priory Hospital despite the atrocious admin
PS I'm OS neutral, I dual boot XP and Ubuntu and both have their place and their limitations.