Skip to comments.Former NHS director dies after operation is cancelled four times at her own hospital
Posted on 03/31/2011 9:21:34 AM PDT by Ooh-Ah
Former Mayor of Chelmsford Margaret Hutchon was waiting for a stomach op
A former NHS director died after waiting for nine months for an operation - at her own hospital.
Margaret Hutchon, a former mayor, had been waiting since last June for a follow-up stomach operation at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex.
But her appointments to go under the knife were cancelled four times and she barely regained consciousness after finally having surgery.
Her devastated husband, Jim, is now demanding answers from Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust - the organisation where his wife had served as a non-executive member of the board of directors.
He said: 'I don't really know why she died. I did not get a reason from the hospital. We all want to know for closure. She got weaker and weaker as she waited and operations were put off.'
Mr Hutchon, of Great Baddow, Essex, said his wife, 72, had initially undergone major stomach surgery last June but the follow up procedures were repeatedly abandoned.
The former mayor remained at the hospital for months but her family feared she was becoming institutionalised and decided to bring her home until an operation was a certainty.
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Well, on the bright side, they seem to give lousy service to everyone — I might have thought that the bigwigs from inside the system would get “special service”. Nope. They get screwed too.
Looks like she had been canceled from the dentist too.
So 72 is the drop dead date with socialized medicine, eh?
“Irony can really be ironic, sometimes.” - William Shatner (Airplane! II)
Eh. Our future. Lovely.
Hospital bed morphs into COFFIN...
She was a middle-wig. They get screwed like everyone else. Bigwigs either get the care there or go somewhere else for it.
No doubt. Looks like those teeth alone would be enough to kill a person.
Ahhhh, Merry Ol’ England!
Depends upon whether or not you are one of Eric Holder's people.
Coming soon to a hospital near us.....except our elite will have a work around in place to bypass the bureaucracy.
Yea, what is it with these people and their teeth?? Yuk
My husband (Brit) has braces for the first time in his life. After he gets them off....he’ll have his teeth bleached. He’s THRILLED. The dentists in the UK (especially in the 50’s 60’s) were sadists...and I’m putting that lightly. Got a hole in your tooth? They yank it out.
Critical operations are canceled all the time in Canada.
Nothing new for those who know.
Can’t blame lack of dentist on smoking or tea.
I don’t find this funny at all. How sad for her, and for oursevles cause this bell is tolling for us.