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Former NHS director dies after operation is cancelled four times at her own hospital
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 31st March 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 03/31/2011 9:21:34 AM PDT by Ooh-Ah


Margaret Hutchon

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.

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


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KEYWORDS: britain; healthcare; irony; justice; karma; obamacare; romneycare

1 posted on 03/31/2011 9:21:41 AM PDT by Ooh-Ah
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To: Ooh-Ah

Heh.


2 posted on 03/31/2011 9:22:34 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("...crush the bourgeoisie... between the millstones of taxation and inflation." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Karma boomerang.


3 posted on 03/31/2011 9:23:12 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Ooh-Ah

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.


4 posted on 03/31/2011 9:24:43 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Ooh-Ah

Looks like she had been canceled from the dentist too.


5 posted on 03/31/2011 9:25:10 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Just saying.......)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
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.

So 72 is the drop dead date with socialized medicine, eh?

6 posted on 03/31/2011 9:25:20 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Ooh-Ah

“Irony can really be ironic, sometimes.” - William Shatner (Airplane! II)


7 posted on 03/31/2011 9:26:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ooh-Ah
I see the NHS was responsibile for that glorious smile she was sporting too.

Eh. Our future. Lovely.

8 posted on 03/31/2011 9:26:15 AM PDT by riri
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To: Steely Tom
At 72, HOSPITAL morphs into HOSPICE.

Hospital bed morphs into COFFIN...

9 posted on 03/31/2011 9:26:51 AM PDT by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

She was a middle-wig. They get screwed like everyone else. Bigwigs either get the care there or go somewhere else for it.


10 posted on 03/31/2011 9:27:04 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: dragonblustar

No doubt. Looks like those teeth alone would be enough to kill a person.

Ahhhh, Merry Ol’ England!


11 posted on 03/31/2011 9:27:09 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: dragonblustar
Ask a Brit what a dentist is and you'll get a blank stare.
12 posted on 03/31/2011 9:27:35 AM PDT by JPG ("2012 Can't Come Soon Enough" - Sarah Palin)
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To: FatherofFive
So 72 is the drop dead date with socialized medicine, eh?

Depends upon whether or not you are one of Eric Holder's people.

13 posted on 03/31/2011 9:27:44 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("...crush the bourgeoisie... between the millstones of taxation and inflation." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: JPG

14 posted on 03/31/2011 9:29:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ooh-Ah

Coming soon to a hospital near us.....except our elite will have a work around in place to bypass the bureaucracy.


15 posted on 03/31/2011 9:30:06 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: dragonblustar

Yea, what is it with these people and their teeth?? Yuk


16 posted on 03/31/2011 9:31:14 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: dragonblustar

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.


17 posted on 03/31/2011 9:31:47 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Ooh-Ah

Critical operations are canceled all the time in Canada.

Nothing new for those who know.


18 posted on 03/31/2011 9:31:51 AM PDT by TruthConquers ( Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: dragonblustar

Can’t blame lack of dentist on smoking or tea.


19 posted on 03/31/2011 9:32:53 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: Ooh-Ah

I don’t find this funny at all. How sad for her, and for oursevles cause this bell is tolling for us.


20 posted on 03/31/2011 9:33:03 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

It is sad. My FIL was treated the same way. He was ‘past his sell by date’ to the bureaucrats at the NHS. They basically sent him home to die after ignoring early stages of bladder cancer.


21 posted on 03/31/2011 9:34:59 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Ooh-Ah

I nominate her for the Darwin Award. She should have known better but maybe its a case of believing your own propaganda.


22 posted on 03/31/2011 9:35:05 AM PDT by Brilliant (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Ooh-Ah

RIP.


23 posted on 03/31/2011 9:35:59 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Rationing of care is inevitable under socialized medicine. There’s no way around it.


24 posted on 03/31/2011 9:37:17 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (If you're not a personhood pro-lifer, your conservatism is fatally flawed.)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Some lovely examples of Christian love in this thread


25 posted on 03/31/2011 9:38:52 AM PDT by Mitch86
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To: Huebolt
Hospital bed morphs into COFFIN...

Cuts out the middle man.

26 posted on 03/31/2011 9:39:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ooh-Ah

There’s so little true irony in the world. So when we run across it we should take the time to savor it slowly, like one would a fine wine or quality cigar.


27 posted on 03/31/2011 9:42:52 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Mitch86
...Some lovely examples of Christian love in this thread...

Some lovely examples of Christian non-judgementalism in this thread.

28 posted on 03/31/2011 9:43:39 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Pray for Japan.)
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To: Mitch86
Some lovely examples of Christian love in this thread

As you sow, so shall you reap.

29 posted on 03/31/2011 9:49:48 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Ooh-Ah

If someone is a poor surgical risk to start with, moral and rational medical triage needs to acknowledge that delays will most likely compound the patient’s risks, not improve them; which is what seems to be the case in this report. She needed the operation and most likely could have only gotten weaker without it; and thereby only have become less of good surgical candidate with each delay. The chances of the progression to that outcome seem obvious to a rational mind, but not to a bureaucracy.


30 posted on 03/31/2011 9:51:30 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

My husband is also a brit, now American citizen, and he just doesn’t give a crap how his teeth look. ( bottom teeth crooked and one that’s chipped. ) And I think he’s that way because of the way dentists were in England back when he was growing up. I keep telling him he’s in America now, go get them buggers fixed!!!

His aunt who is in her 90’s has what I call,”the queen mum’s teeth” because they are stained brown from years of drinking tea.


31 posted on 03/31/2011 10:34:39 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Just saying.......)
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To: Lurker

You have heard that it was said, “Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.”
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you (Matthew 5:43-44).


32 posted on 03/31/2011 10:41:35 AM PDT by Mitch86
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To: Netizen
Can’t blame lack of dentist on smoking or tea.

True.

But she sure is proud to show those nashers off.

33 posted on 03/31/2011 10:42:20 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Just saying.......)
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To: dragonblustar

Teeth are very low on our national list of priorities. We just don’t give a monkeys. Quite right too; all is vanity.


34 posted on 03/31/2011 10:45:22 AM PDT by Mitch86
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To: ClearCase_guy
I might have thought that the bigwigs from inside the system would get “special service”.

She was no longer a bigwig at the time. Being a bigwig only counts if you ARE STILL a bigwig at the time you need service, or currently have friends among the current bigwigs.

35 posted on 03/31/2011 11:04:31 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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