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SLAUGHTERHOUSE 1200

By Pete Moore On February 6th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

The details are shocking even for those of us who regard our communist “hospitals” as little more than human abattoirs.

Examples included patients being so thirsty that they had to drink water from vases and receptionists left to decide which patients to treat in A&E.

Nurses were not trained properly to use vital equipment, while inexperienced doctors were put in charge of critically ill patients.

Some patients needing pain relief either got it late or not at all, leaving them crying out for help, and there were cases where food and drinks were left out of reach.

What about prosecutions of those NHS butchers who killed hundreds of innocents? Forget about it. In true regime style not a single negligent, corrupt, heartless bastard has even been disciplined for this incredible barbarity. What we’ve learned is that in order to meet targets handed down by the central state, costs were cut, staff levels were cut and hundreds left to die. No doubt many thousands suffered horrendously, This to advance the lucrative careers of state apparatchiks. Nothing can possibly change that incentive while health rationing is collectivised.

Tonight we learn that five more of these inhumane organisations are under investigation. It’s been said in these here parts before, and the killing wards of Staffordshire prove it more necessary than ever: do everything you possibly can to avoid “treatment” in the state system.

First do no harm…

By Mike Cunningham On February 6th, 2013 at 11:19 am

Some time ago I wrote about my recovery from a rather large and complex operation which was perfomed on my abdominal area. The operation itself was a complete success, and the heading to my previous post was a copy letter to the staff on the ward where I was treated.

I had very few complaints regarding my time in the hospital, but the one thing which sticks in my mind was the manner in which I was treated by one Staff Nurse. As I wrote at the time:-

My wound was dressed the first time by a Scots staff nurse who was probably extremely competent, but had not the first clue about how to remove an adhesive dressing without ripping it off my stomach; as the scar was over two feet long and was barely commencing healing, you can possibly imagine what I went through, but after I stated in no uncertain terms that I refused to let her near me again, things grew brighter by the minute!

My sharpish response to the possibility that this woman would be let loose around my wound and the dressing thereof was greeted with astonishment by a doctor, who was then told by another nurse that everyone on the ward knew of her brusque, brutish and uncaring attitude towards sick patients, but no-one had ever spoken out before my words condemning her attitude towards patients on the ward. I repeat ‘ no-one had ever spoken out before my words condemning her sttitude towards patients on the ward’

I listened to the loud choruses of condemnation regarding the horrific abortion which was the regime at the Mid-Stafford Hospital, where some 1200 people had died, some in appalling filth and pain, because Management wanted results, and people just don’t count. The one voice which spoke in the truest tone was that of a nurse who stated that no-one ‘blew the whistle’, or attempted to gain redress for patients who had been left to die, becaue they feared being sacked for daring to speak out.

There is one further point I would make about hospitals in general, and the treatment of patients in particular, and that is during my stay at the Freeman Hospital, I was possibly the ONLY person to demand that I be addressed as ‘Mr. Cunningham'; not Mike, nor any other Tom, Dick or Harriet. I was an individual, I did not know any of the hospital staff before I was admitted, so why should they address me by any other term than one of respect and civility?

p.s.  Just to note, the NHS Chief of the Stafford Trust now heads the NHS Commissioning Board.

BOUNCING NURSES AND DOCTORS AND STARVATION

By David Vance On December 23rd, 2012 at 8:25 am

How we loved the tribute to the NHS in the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony.

Why we had kids bouncing on giant beds and nurses and doctors danced with joy at their involvement in the “envy of the world”. Let’s be straight here; the NHS is a totem for the political LEFT and those who dare criticise it are presented as outcasts. Then you read this;

“NHS Alexandra Hospital in Redditch is writing to 38 families after a massive legal action that exposed years of bad practice, ranging from nurses taunting patients to leaving an elderly woman unwashed for 11 weeks.

In one of the worst cases, a man had starvation recorded as the cause of his death after being treated at the hospital for two months.

Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, said last night that he was “disgusted and appalled” by what the families had been through, and that the Government was acting to ensure that failings in care were detected more quickly.

Bereaved relatives had told how vulnerable patients were left to starve when trays were placed out of their reach, while others were left in soaking bedsheets.”

Starved to death. Taunted by nurses. The GRIM reality of the NHS.  The statist monolith kills around 12,000 patients needlessly per year. It is the single biggest threat to our health. It is a totem that merits intense criticism and what has happened at Redditch is by no means unique.   I say shame on the NHS.

THE LIVERPOOL DEATH PANEL….

By David Vance On November 5th, 2012 at 8:30 am

Socialised medicine will always lead to death panels. It’s obvious;

 “A senior cancer specialist today condemned the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway as a corrupt and scandalous system used to free hospital beds of the old and sick. Professor Mark Glaser said the Pathway – in use across the NHS as a way to ease the suffering of the dying – is employed by Health Service managers to clear bed space and to achieve targets that bring more money to their hospitals. The professor, who treated former Labour Cabinet minister Mo Mowlam during her last illness, said practices in British hospitals are ‘morally bad medicine’ and that he would personally ‘never be treated in a hospital in England’.

I believe the Professor to be right. The NHS has finite resource and so it will use every possible “process” to reduce costs – including fast tracking the death of patients. Socialism kills.

the leader speaks

By Mike Cunningham On October 7th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

When your family relies on the NHS all the time – day after day, night after night – you know how precious it is.
David Cameron, 2006

 

Reality 2012

 

NHS KILLS 6000 A YEAR

By David Vance On July 27th, 2012 at 10:08 am

I was wondering how many NHS staff have been sent to prison following this inadvertent admission of their gross incompetency..

“Six thousand patients are dying every year because hospital staff are not properly monitoring vital signs.”

6000? That’s like two 9/11’s EACH year. And yet this is casually dismissed as just one of those pesky things that gets in the way of the overall goodness of our socialised Healthcare system, truly remarkable.  Each of those 6000 stats was a precious life, a dear family member. They have gone to eternity because “hospital staff are not properly monitoring vital signs” – or, if you prefer, because they are negligent resulting in the patients death. Is it any wonder people want to stay OUT of the killing fields that are NHS hospitals?

THOSE DEATH PANELS

By David Vance On July 9th, 2012 at 8:03 am

I recall Sarah Palin getting herself into a whole lot of trouble when she warned that socialised healthcare would lead to de facto death panels. She was derided mercilessly for making such a suggestion. Well, here’s a little news from the UK and it’s wonderful socialised National Health Service…

Tens of thousands of patients with terminal illnesses are placed on a “death pathway” to help end their lives every year. Supporters of the Liverpool Care Pathway, which allows medical staff to withhold fluid and drugs in a patient’s final days, claim it is the kindest way of letting them slip away. But the experts say in a letter to the Telegraph that natural deaths are often freer of pain and distress. Informed consent is not always being sought by doctors, who fail to ask patients about their wishes while they are still in control of their faculties, warn the six. This has led to an increase in patients carrying cards informing doctors that they do not wish to be put on the pathway in the last few days of their lives. The six doctors are experts in elderly care and wrote the letter in conjunction with the Medical Ethics Alliance, a Christian medical organisation. They say that many members of the public have contacted them with examples of inappropriate use of the pathway, which is implemented in up to 29 per cent of hospital deaths.

Is this not a clear case of the abuse that Palin and others have warned? Since when did NHS doctors assume the right to decide when someone should die?

UNCIVIL SERVANTS

By David Vance On April 18th, 2012 at 6:42 am

Our NHS workers and other civil servants have been busy working out how they can go on strike and/or disrupt the services we pay them to provide.

Health workers and Government staff will launch a fresh wave of strikes next month over pension deals. Unite and the Public and Commercial Services civil service union will take industrial action on May 10. That is the day after the Queen’s Speech sets out legislation for the year ahead, which is expected to include a Bill on pension changes. The PCS, which has 290,000 members in 200 government departments and agencies, said its national walkout starts a rolling programme of action. It threatens another strike at the end of June, also hitting services from benefits offices and job centres to courts, driving tests, tax offices, ports and airports. Unite said its 100,000 NHS members will stage a mixture of protests and action short of strike.

OK, that seems clear enough. The State workers will disrupt and deny us – the taxpayer – the services we pay them to provide. That is their right and I respect that. However it is our right, as the people whose taxes keep the State sector afloat, to insist on getting the services expected. So I favour sacking those who wilfully refuse to serve us. The monolith of the State sector, the inherent greed of the State sector, the economic ignorance of the State sector – it all must be confronted and levelled. Of course the Coalition Government  that we have will roll over to the demands of the militants and in doing so sacrifice the economic well being of all of us. However one day, there will come a Government that does not run scared of selfish mean spirited bullying Trade Unions. The sooner that day comes the better.

WHY I AGREE WITH THE TRADE UNIONS

By David Vance On April 9th, 2012 at 9:57 am

I suppose I tend to be quite confrontational when it comes to the uttering of Trade Unionists but on this occasion, I entirely with them!

Northern Ireland’s largest union says the health service has plunged into major crisis, branding the management system “not fit for purpose”. The stark warning from Unison was made as a damning report was published this week after an outbreak of pseudomonas, which claimed the lives of four babies. Among the bleak findings of the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) review was the recommendation to replace the neonatal unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital, where three babies died in the outbreak. The review stated that the Belfast Health Trust should have declared the pseudomonas outbreak sooner, and criticised a lack of communication between health officials. Unison, however, said this is just the latest in a long line of problems in every health trust in the province. Patricia McKeown, Unison regional secretary, said there is an immediate need to overhaul the management system across all the five trusts.

Patricia is absolutely right. You may recall that during the 2010 and 2011 elections, I almost stood alone as a voice criticising the deplorable management within the NHS here and forecasting that they would sacrifice front line services to protect themselves. This is exactly what is happening and yet people seem surprised about it! The need is to make management more accountable and make it slimmed down, more efficient and more effective. I believe that the change Patricia asks for is needed but that our political class is also not fit for purpose so they will equivocate and dissemble, courting good publicity whilst ensuring as little as possible changes.

your number is…..1.1.1.

By Mike Cunningham On February 17th, 2012 at 10:14 am

Realistically, I do not feel that I shall have a need to dial the strangely-titled ‘phone number for non-emergency services’. As a well-educated and responsible husband, I reckon I am up to speed in the diagnosis of any problems which may arise in my own life, as well as that of my wife. I have managed for over forty-four years, and can safely state that the only times I have contacted the Emergency Services was when their attendance was urgently needed. The only thing which I would alter is the opening sentence from the 1-1-1 caller, which should always be “Am I speaking to a medically-qualified professional, or a unqualified person seated before a computer with a set of screen-based questions?”

I did call the police when a drunken group was staggering about in the road in my small close in the small hours of the morning; as one of the males in the group was busy trying to strangle his ‘partner’. The only jarring point in that rather surreal interlude was when the Police operator asked if the male who was doing the strangling had any weaponry?

I had a vision of this man seated in front of a computer screen, hand on mouse, busy clicking boxes as he spoke:-

  • Is there an assault in progress   Yes….No………….Yes
  • What is the nature of the assault   (Operator must choose one only from the options)…………Boots on head, boots on body, fists on body, strangulation,….etc.
  • Option selected…..Strangulation
  • Sub-options available………….Methods of strangulation   Manual (using hands)    Manual (using weaponry)
  • If Manual (using weaponry), operator must indicate how the weaponry has been selected and further, using only Sub-sub-options available on screen, ascertain if the weaponry is naturally-produced rope, or a plastic or polyethylene equivalent.

My answer to the Police operator’s enquiry was to state that the strangler was doing quite nicely by himself, and he didn’t seem to need any mechanical assistance at all!