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NHS bosses spend £250,000 on ‘unreadable’ clock
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:35PM BST 30 May 2014 | (By Agencies)

Posted on 05/30/2014 3:31:55 PM PDT by Olog-hai

NHS bosses have been criticized after they spent £250,000 on a clock—which staff claim is impossible to read.

The complicated light sculpture clock hangs inside the new £430 million Southmead Hospital in Bristol, which opened this month.

The binary clock shows the time through an unusual display of illuminated rings and bars, which represent specific hours and minutes. …

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine; Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: criminal; nhs; profligate; uk
£242,500 = $406,527 ATTOW. Wonder what would be spent on an Obamaclock in a US single-payer system.
1 posted on 05/30/2014 3:31:55 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
"It is public art, you peons. Now pay for it."

2 posted on 05/30/2014 3:36:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Olog-hai

Art Requires Sacrifice.


3 posted on 05/30/2014 3:40:24 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: The Antiyuppie

Maybe, but not theft.


4 posted on 05/30/2014 3:40:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: The Antiyuppie
Art Requires Sacrifice.

Does that include sacrificing BRAINS?

5 posted on 05/30/2014 3:42:05 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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She said the sculpture cost £242,500 – including installation costs – and the total arts budget for the new hospital was £1,148,500.

Look on the bright side. If the UK is anything like the US, a mandatory fraction of the building budget has to be spent on art. At least this is somewhat useful as opposed to the usual ugly ass public building modern art.

I wonder how many cancer patients could have been saved with £1.15 million?

6 posted on 05/30/2014 4:17:59 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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A “clock” nobody can read is “useful” ???

But is IS much better than the usual public “art” requirements that are - as you point out - used to fund useless public art students at public universities getting useless public art degrees ....


7 posted on 05/30/2014 4:32:28 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: cloudmountain
Does that include sacrificing BRAINS?

Oh yes....very much so...



8 posted on 05/30/2014 4:33:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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Is this how the word "hoofer" for dancer started?

Bwahaha! I couldn't resist.

9 posted on 05/30/2014 5:11:34 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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