plasmic_slime (plasmic_slime) wrote in thequestionclub,
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Ok, so this may be harder to comprehend if you don't have publicly funded health care. In the UK, the NHS is mostly funded by the tax payer. It spends £14 million on religious services within hospitals. i.e Vicars from the major faiths doing rounds, and also on chapels within the hospital.

Do you think this is appropriate, or do you think the money could be spent better else where?
(To put it into perspective, that would pay 1,500 nurses salaries for a year.

Edit to Clarify: The question is not should there or should there not be a religious presence at hospitals, it is should the taxpayer be paying for a service they may not use and may go as far to disagree with?
Personally, I think it should be paid for by those who use the service, I and my family would find a religious service of very little use if any of us were in hospital, so therefore I see this money as being wasted when it could be spent better on getting people out of the hospital.
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