Over the past 5 weeks i have been supporting my Mom to hospital appointments, one week on a Monday, 2nd week Wednesday and alternate days over a five week period. Whilst waiting most of the day in the hospital clinic, i became aware that i was on most occassions the only English speaking person there, almost everyone else was Asian mainly Pakistani people and had young children speaking for them. This went on over the 3 week period on different days, on week four there was a black guy and his mrs lovely couple who said he had been waiting for an appointment for 7 months, i told him he was lucky my mom had been waiting 10 months, he was pissed off with the amount of asians in the clinic, we got into conversation about cultures, marriage how he loved Britain etc, really interesting conversation, he then surprised me and said" This is so bad in this hospital, where have all the white people gone?". And it got me thinking, where has everybody gone?. Are more people going private these days? What am i paying National Insurance for?. Is the NHS on its way out?. In your countries or other cities, what it like for medical services?