Monday, 18 February 2013

"Medium-sized illness" State healthcare in early 1970s Scarfolk

The state healthcare system - the SHS (Scarfolk Health Service) - fiercely encourages people not to be sick.

In 1974 there is a total budget of 29 pounds 102 pence per person. The SHS is very reluctant to help you.

To receive tolerable healthcare, residents are encouraged to give each other medical gift-tokens, which can be spent at any clinic, pharmacy, hardware shop or oil refinery.

This poster was on the walls of most hospitals and clinics.


4 comments:

  1. This whole blog. Wow. 1979. Hertford. It's all coming back to me.

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  2. No it's not - it's Uffington circa 1975

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  3. No, it's Preston 2013...

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  4. Replaced later by the iconic "Injured or Ill? Walk It Off" campaign.

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