Skip to comments.Patient dying of thirst rang 999: Inquest hears of mother's fury at nurses who neglected son
Posted on 07/13/2012 11:14:22 AM PDT by Morgana
A young patient who died of dehydration at a leading teaching hospital phoned police from his bed because he was so thirsty, an inquest heard yesterday.
Officers arrived at Kane Gorny's bedside, but were told by nurses that he was in a confused state and were sent away.
The keen footballer and runner, 22, died of dehydration a few hours later. Kane Gorny
Hospital: Kane Gorny, 22, pictured with his mother Rita, needed drugs to regulate his hormone levels after successfully beating brain cancer. However, during a hospital stay nurses forgot to give him his medication
A coroner had such grave concerns about the case that she referred it to police.
Yesterday an inquest was told how Mr Gorny died after blunders and neglect by 'lazy and careless' medical staff at St George's Hospital in Tooting, South London.
His mother Rita Cronin, a civil servant told Westminster Coroner's Court that staff tutted at her and repeatedly refused to listen to her concerns that her son hadn't been given vital medication.
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I went to a small Tea Party rally at Boston Harbor last week, and this was what I had to say about that:
General rule in my family; when one of us has to stay in the hospital, someone stays with them 24 hours a day. Make sure everyone entering sterilizes their hands, check any meds they bring in, read the chart and make sure you understand the treatment plan from the doctor - make the general staff follow it. Your loved one is just a job to most of them.
Very sad that she had to live the nightmare of her paymaster. There is nothing "civil" about government and it's ambition, nor is there any "serving" purpose in it's true intentions.
In a world of government run healthcare, he was a bad ROI anyhow. The mean time between failures of that unit was too costly.
Is a patient too expensive? Kill him. Is a patient being annoying? Kill him. Is it inconvenient to care for the patient? Kill him. Is a patient too old? Kill him. Socialized medicine has it all figured out.
My family has always had a policy of never leaving a family member alone in the hospital. When my grandmother was dying, the children and grandchildren took shifts. When my mother had surgery and was in for almost a week, I stayed in the hospital while my sister stayed home and took care of the house.
Anyone in the hospital anywhere should have an advocate with him looking out for his interests.
This is beyond lazy or incompetence. Doesn’t it take like 4 days to die of dehydration? He was completely ignored for 4 days? His mom didn’t visit him for four days?
Something doesn’t add up in this story.
I was unconscious after about three hours of agony. The morphine, demoral, and shock finally knocked me out for about fifteen hours. Part of the internal damage was my bladder. After five or so IV bags coursing thru me I awoke to a really bad everything. Most curios though was the huge swelling in my torso. I looked around for a pee bag or catheter and found none. I asked the nurse if they were monitoring my output of fluids and she replied "Of Course". I then asked what it was and she looked at the chart and ran out of the room. I then immediately got rushed into surgery.
Had I not asked, I would have died.
Yup, right into the ground.
If you want a taste of what’s to come here in the USA, just talk to people who have had loved ones in “hospice” care. That’s were terminal patients are given “special” care. Yeah right. It’s where patients are abused and neglected so they die quicker and cheaper. Do not let a loved one enter “hospice”. You will get the worst medical services possible.
You are not the first to tell me this. Have a friend who’s husband died in Hospice care.
She told me they gave his diabetic? Medicine by way of enema. This drug was never mean to be taken by enema what ever drug it was. He was dead in like 24 hours.
I said she should go to the police there is no statute of limitations on murder.
My best friend and my daughter received the most wonderful care from hospice. Guess it depends where you live.
V is for Vendetta. Vendetta is murder as revenge for murder.
All his parents need to know is the names of those responsible. Then hire someone to carry out the revenge.
It will serve as a message to other negligent medical types.
In this case, the rulebook of vendetta would be that each of these medical people be kidnapped, and put in a locked cell to starve.
Is this what we can expect with public care?
My first son was born with a heart defect where the cardiologist wanted his oxygen saturation kept at 90%. My wife and I would spend 12 hours at the hospital then go home and sleep and return the next morning. One morning we came in to find his oxygen saturation at 100%. When I dared read the chart a nurse came over and asked me not to, but that she could arrange for a staff member to explain it to me. I asked if she was my son's nurse and if she had been thoroughly briefed on his condition. She said yes. Then I asked if she had read the chart, specifically the cardiologist's instructions. She got a scared look on her face. Then I handed her the chart open to the correct page and asked her to explain what those instructions meant since I had no medical training and she was responsible for the care of my child. I told her when I read the instructions it made me think either I was misunderstanding the orders or she was trying to kill my child. When she actually read the chart she immediately began reaching for the oxygen supply and I told her to stop and step aside. I dialed it down to the correct volume which brought his oxygen saturation down to precisely 90%. Then I suggested this would be a good time for her to find the patient care representative and arrange to have another nurse replace her.
That was when I started sleeping at the hospital.
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