As above, try to make sure you keep in good health Friday to Sunday, if you are so inconsiderate as to get ill, make sure it's a Monday. Joking aside I have seen some worrying figures, ranging from 12% to 24% increased mortality rates on weekend admissions/interventions. Mr Hunt is now insisting that Seniors should be available seven days a week. So that will fix it. As I understand it the plan is to spread resources more evenly through out the week. Better access to tests and ancillary services. Good idea. However, I have yet to see any mention whatsoever, of increased resources. Aside from how long it takes to train a doctor (though that's being cut too and a whole other debate). So what's the grand plan? Is it to even out the mortality rates so that we have a consistent mortality number every day of the week? Mind you, in doing so, without more resources, the overall rate will go up. But I suppose as long as there are no obvious spikes that the Wail, Groaner or Torygraph can point out, our politicians can say they have improved things. As an aside, but not entirely unrelated to the current NHS situation, I hear so much rubbish about how terrible the US health system is, but again that's another debate. What is not widely known is their per capita spend on public medicine, is actually considerably higher than ours. Also, I'd put money most of the US healthcare senior managers/CEO's/board directors not being nurses and PAM's, as they are in this country. My thoughts are with all those in Hospital over the festive period. i know what it's like.