Our NHS – the envy of the world. Staffed by caring nurses and dedicated doctors, we are surely lucky to have such a system of health provision. Yes?
Two heartbroken parents have slammed ‘inhumane’ nurses who left their dead son lying in the middle of a hospital corridor and stepped over his corpse for more than ten hours thinking he was asleep. CCTV captured staff pulling the lifeless body of Peter Thompson along the floor like they were ‘dragging the body of a dead animal’. Today a coroner said his death was ‘wholly preventable’ and believes he could have survived but for the neglect of nursing staff, three of whom now face disciplinary proceedings.
Disciplinary proceedings? No, they should be sacked and it’s as simple as that. One of the profound problems of the NHS is the stunning lack of responsibility. Rather like the teaching profession, no one gets sacked unless things go atrociously wrong. How much more wrong can they go than in this case?