Skip to comments.Daughter Saves Mother, 80, Left By Doctors To Starve (Government Healthcare in U.K.)
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.
Fentons 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 mothers body?
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Not if he has his way, Snowball...
"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."
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!
An EFFING liberal's euphemism for massive morphine doses. Yet, they will spend millions to prolong the aids-riddled life of a buggering pervert.
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.
It’s murder no matter how they want to define it.
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.
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
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?
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.
That would be morphine instead of food. Works every time.
Death Panel, anyone?
Yes this is exactly the plan of Obamacare. How do you think they plan to “save” money?
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.
Coming soon to a hospital near you!!