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Daughter Saves Mother, 80, Left By Doctors To Starve (Government Healthcare in U.K.)
Times Online ^ | October 11, 2009 | Sarah-Kate Templeton, Health Editor

Posted on 10/11/2009 8:10:00 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

Daughter saves mother, 80, left by doctors to starve

Sarah-Kate Templeton, Health Editor

AN 80-year-old grandmother who doctors identified as terminally ill and left to starve to death has recovered after her outraged daughter intervened.

Hazel Fenton, from East Sussex, is alive nine months after medics ruled she had only days to live, withdrew her antibiotics and denied her artificial feeding. The former school matron had been placed on a controversial care plan intended to ease the last days of dying patients.

Doctors say Fenton is an example of patients who have been condemned to death on the Liverpool care pathway plan. They argue that while it is suitable for patients who do have only days to live, it is being used more widely in the NHS, denying treatment to elderly patients who are not dying.

Fenton’s daughter, Christine Ball, who had been looking after her mother before she was admitted to the Conquest hospital in Hastings, East Sussex, on January 11, says she had to fight hospital staff for weeks before her mother was taken off the plan and given artificial feeding.

Ball, 42, from Robertsbridge, East Sussex, said: “My mother was going to be left to starve and dehydrate to death. It really is a subterfuge for legalised euthanasia of the elderly on the NHS. ”

Fenton was admitted to hospital suffering from pneumonia. Although Ball acknowledged that her mother was very ill she was astonished when a junior doctor told her she was going to be placed on the plan to “make her more comfortable” in her last days.

Ball insisted that her mother was not dying but her objections were ignored. A nurse even approached her to say: “What do you want done with your mother’s body?”

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bravenewworld; congress; deathpanel; drdeath; euthanasia; healthcare; obama; obamacare; socialism; socializedmedicine; soylentgreen; spreadthewealth; universalhealthcare
Is this what Obamacare's compassionate medicine is going to give us too? It's sort of like spreading the wealth...
1 posted on 10/11/2009 8:10:00 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: Morgana

Not if he has his way, Snowball...


3 posted on 10/11/2009 8:17:42 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 262 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: DogByte6RER
...medics ruled she had only days to live, withdrew her antibiotics and denied her artificial feeding.

"I swear by Apollo, the healer, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment, the following Oath and agreement:

To consider dear to me, as my parents, him who taught me this art; to live in common with him and, if necessary, to share my goods with him; To look upon his children as my own brothers, to teach them this art.

I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.

I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion.

But I will preserve the purity of my life and my arts.

I will not cut for stone, even for patients in whom the disease is manifest; I will leave this operation to be performed by practitioners, specialists in this art.

In every house where I come I will enter only for the good of my patients, keeping myself far from all intentional ill-doing and all seduction and especially from the pleasures of love with women or with men, be they free or slaves.

All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal.

If I keep this oath faithfully, may I enjoy my life and practice my art, respected by all men and in all times; but if I swerve from it or violate it, may the reverse be my lot."

4 posted on 10/11/2009 8:17:56 AM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: Morgana

Hear! Hear!

As the employers of all those 545 rug rats in Washington DC, we declare that THEIR plan is the only option they get.

As self-regulators, we can comprise our own death panel called Comparative Effectiveness Research Commission!

The rug rats health care will depend on their age and how many years they have left, and their effectiveness.

Effectiveness can be scored by approval ratings at A, B, C, D, F. Since Congress’ effectiveness (approval) rating is at more or less 20%, that gives them an “F”, and their average age means they only have about 15 years left at the end of their ineffective lives!

And there you have it. The minute they step in a hospital they are to be put on morphine, denied antibiotics or any other treatment, and allowed to dehydrate, starve, and die! And if they even get a sniffle, they must be raced to a hospital for H1N1 testing...at which time according to our Comparative Effectiveness tool...it’s time for the morphine, anyway!

Is that a good plan, or what!


6 posted on 10/11/2009 8:24:54 AM PDT by RowdyFFC (Nancy Pelosi...please deny her any health care....)
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To: DogByte6RER
Isn’t universal health care great? The U.S. is so behind the times. We should definitely jump on the bandwagon. Every other country in the world has it and loves it.

(I'm just being sarcastic.)
7 posted on 10/11/2009 8:25:43 AM PDT by JACKRUSSELL
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To: DogByte6RER
.....placed on a controversial care plan intended to ease the last days of dying patients...

An EFFING liberal's euphemism for massive morphine doses. Yet, they will spend millions to prolong the aids-riddled life of a buggering pervert.

8 posted on 10/11/2009 8:25:45 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: DogByte6RER; Piquaboy; 2ndDivisionVet; jesseam; basil; DoughtyOne; justiceseeker93; Nachum; ...

This is an example of what Pelosi, Reid and their reprehensible cohorts want all Americans to have “forced upon them” courtesy of Liberals and RINOs in the US Congress. Thank Liberals and RINOs by voting (throwing) them out of office in disgrace and disgust in 2010 and 2012.


10 posted on 10/11/2009 8:26:26 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: DogByte6RER

It’s murder no matter how they want to define it.


11 posted on 10/11/2009 8:29:02 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: DogByte6RER
One of Obama's worst illegal czars is a raving psychopath named Ezkekial Emanuel M.D.(brother of the equally evil Rahn Emanuel).

He is a "bioethics" czar who says a doctor's first duty is to the State, not his patients. He supports every unethical and immoral position you can possibly imagine in your worst nightmare. Including of course the Liverpool euthanasia protocol, which nearly murdered Sarah-Kate Templeton.


12 posted on 10/11/2009 8:29:47 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

He also sees nothing wrong, ethically or morally, with using age as a factor to deny care, since the old were young once upon a time and got their share of resources then

cuckoo cuckoo cuckoo


14 posted on 10/11/2009 8:33:24 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: DogByte6RER

from Christine Ball’s comment to the actual article;”because of the mental capacitys act the family become helpless and the decisions are made by doctors, I was told that we had no rights and food and hydration were classed as treatment, which means a doctor was able to play god with my mothers life.”
Food and Hydration. Treatment. Not a Right. Governments issue welfare by which people purchase Food and Hydration. Why is that okay but not giving the same to the elderly?
Theres a line thats been crossed. Medicine too expensive,treatment,we can debate all day. Food? Water?


15 posted on 10/11/2009 8:51:39 AM PDT by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: DogByte6RER

It will be far worse here. Socialists here want to get rid of a genration of white American voters fast so they can be secure in power with a majority of diversity’s Marxist peasants looking for free stuff and racial preferences. Here, murdering “racist” Grandma who rejects Marxism, will be a race-based eugentics political cause.


16 posted on 10/11/2009 8:59:45 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: DogByte6RER
Hazel Fenton, from East Sussex, is alive nine months after medics ruled she had only days to live, withdrew her antibiotics and denied her artificial feeding. The former school matron had been placed on a controversial care plan intended to ease the last days of dying patients.

That would be morphine instead of food. Works every time.

Death Panel, anyone?

17 posted on 10/11/2009 9:02:39 AM PDT by marron
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To: DogByte6RER

Yes this is exactly the plan of Obamacare. How do you think they plan to “save” money?


18 posted on 10/11/2009 9:05:47 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: SaraJohnson
generation of white American voters

generation of white American non-socialist voters. Yep, that's why the rush. They'll have all our medical records, out political choice, so they can pick and choose who's to die.

I hate to sound like a nut but this could very well happen here. It already happens there.

19 posted on 10/11/2009 9:19:09 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (dimocRATS, the party of taxes and death. Is this what you want?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Coming soon to a hospital near you!!


20 posted on 10/11/2009 9:21:26 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Can you say “Death Panel”?


21 posted on 10/11/2009 9:30:46 AM PDT by calex59
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To: LucyT; Arizona Carolyn; Atom Smasher; speakthe truth; machogirl; Yaelle; ExTexasRedhead; ml/nj; ...

Another socialized medicine horror story!


22 posted on 10/11/2009 9:32:10 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

AuschwitzCare aka Pelosi/Reid DeathCare


23 posted on 10/11/2009 9:33:09 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: DogByte6RER

Obama’s plan to save Social Security and Medicare involves the use of this plan


24 posted on 10/11/2009 9:37:04 AM PDT by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire at the moonbat loonery.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Read some of the comments on that page. There are some sick a** medical people in this world. They think they are little gods who know what is best for any of us; and if a few extras die in process, well, that's just the way it is.

We can't keep living with these people or this mental illness of liberalism.

25 posted on 10/11/2009 10:12:22 AM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: DogByte6RER

appalling


26 posted on 10/11/2009 11:06:27 AM PDT by happygrl (Hope and Change or Rope and Chains?)
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To: DogByte6RER
Daughter Saves Mother, 80, Left By Doctors To Starve

If this story appeared in an American paper, the title would be "Daughter Saves Mom, 80, Left By Doctors to Starve"

27 posted on 10/11/2009 11:35:53 AM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: SaraJohnson

I doubt it’s about killing white people, specifically. After all, the socialists love abortion, which kills far more black kids than whites. It could, however, be about killing old people because they tend to be a little less pliant and gullible than younger folks (though the AARP, among others, has been working on changing that for quite a while now), or it could just be about liberal hatred of anyone who’s inconvenient to them in any way.


28 posted on 10/11/2009 1:37:08 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (Nice crocodile! Niiiiice crocodile! Here, have another Jew! -- Barack Carter)
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To: Hunton Peck

Hunton, all I can say to someone who does not realize Marxists play racism for power against whites, you are not reading and listening or you are not beleiving what you see, read and hear.

I know blacks kids are hit by abortion but that is mainly because of behavior that results in out of wedlock pregnancy. I also know whites are going to be targeted for death in rationed health care and they get no say in their socialist assigned deaths. Blacks can use birth control or choose not to kill their babies. Whites will not have a choice - they are chosen - openly - for an early death in rathioned health care.


29 posted on 10/11/2009 2:09:24 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: justiceseeker93

That scenario is frightening.


30 posted on 10/11/2009 3:51:05 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: DogByte6RER

bump


31 posted on 10/11/2009 6:02:12 PM PDT by lowbridge
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