I have never been a fan of clubs, or joining in, but there are always times when the best thing to do is to look it up; and then SIGN UP for a truly deserving cause!
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
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?
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.