David Cameron and Nick Clegg visited of hospital recently that someone I know very well had been admitted to 3 days before the visit. He has several various illnesses and is on permanent morphine for his dreadful pain. This was his 3rd trip to this same hospital in a month, every time the ambulance paramedic got to him he was so bad he was non responsive. They'd keep him in for 24 hours and send him home The 3rd time he was kept in A&E for 2 days, they wanted to send him home again, even though all that dealt with his day to day care (doctor,nurses,wife and social services) said he shouldn't be sent home a day before the "visit" a disused ward was opened and all the "difficult" patients were moved to this ward. Two days later, the ward was shut again How can these politicians make informed decisions when they are shielded from the realities of life? Did the hospital do this to protect their good name or because of the treat of closure?