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Patient dying of thirst rang 999: Inquest hears of mother's fury at nurses who neglected son
The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 2, 2012 | Claire Ellicott

Posted on 07/03/2012 8:34:59 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.

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.

At one point he became so desperate and upset that staff sedated and restrained him – and on the night before his death, his mother said, he was not checked on by medical staff, despite being in a room on his own.

Following his death, a nurse allegedly inquired whether the family, from Balham, South-West London, was 'finished' and asked a matron in front of them whether she could 'bag him up'.

Mr Gorny, who worked in Waitrose and was training to be a locksmith and shoe repairer, had survived a malignant brain tumour in 2008.

The cancer affected his pituitary gland, which controls the body's mechanisms, such as fluid levels. Part of his treatment included a course of steroids to regulate the fluid levels in his body. These drugs, however, weakened his bones and he was in hospital for a routine hip replacement.

Doctors told him that, without regular medication to control his fluid levels, he would die.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: dehydration; kanegorny; neglect; nhs
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1 posted on 07/03/2012 8:35:12 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“Free” health care in action.


2 posted on 07/03/2012 8:39:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is only the beginning. It's all downhill from here.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

British tax dollars at work.


3 posted on 07/03/2012 8:42:19 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Obamacare -> Shovel-ready jobs (for cemetery workers)


4 posted on 07/03/2012 8:43:56 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Coming to a health facility near you soon.


5 posted on 07/03/2012 8:47:47 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks Obama and Roberts, this is what I can expect! Oh wait, all I have to do is vote the right people in and they will protect me, right.


6 posted on 07/03/2012 8:52:19 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Kirkwood

“Paging Nurse Obama!You are late for your next death panel meeting”/sarc


7 posted on 07/03/2012 8:52:26 PM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Now you know the real reason guns are illegal in England.


8 posted on 07/03/2012 8:52:42 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They have the gumption to restrain him and sedate him, but not go give him fluids.


9 posted on 07/03/2012 8:52:42 PM PDT by Scotswife
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So they do not automatically give patients IV’s to keep them hydrated in the UK. That is truly frightening. This is what is coming our way.

There is absolutely no excuse for this. It seems like there is a horror story coming out of Europes hospitals every day.


10 posted on 07/03/2012 9:02:44 PM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Ok, there may be a few downsides to SocialistCare, but remember, it’s free!


11 posted on 07/03/2012 9:05:07 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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Patient dying of thirst rang 999

He called Herman Cain???

12 posted on 07/03/2012 9:08:52 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

“Ok, there may be a few downsides to SocialistCare, but remember, it’s free!”

What’s the old adage? You get what you pay for? Or it’s worth what you pay for?......


13 posted on 07/03/2012 9:09:28 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Voting Anyone but Obama in 2012.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This reminded me of treatment given at some VA hospitals.I have first-hand experience.


14 posted on 07/03/2012 9:12:04 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
>He called Herman Cain???"

But Terri Schiavo answered.

15 posted on 07/03/2012 9:14:16 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Comming soon to America...

Obama care...Direct Death decisions by our friendly Staff!

Obama will have you “Shovel ready in No Time”

Why Waste Health care Money on You?...You aren’t even a Democrat.


16 posted on 07/03/2012 9:15:36 PM PDT by LtKerst
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17 posted on 07/03/2012 9:16:13 PM PDT by Bratch
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So how will Americans handle these kinds of situations because this is what will be coming to us. We adjusted to the abuse of our children by the Union teacher thugs in government schools and I imagine we will sit by while Union nurse and doctor thugs ‘progress’ to neglegect, murder and abuse our family members at government hospitals.

As the public schools dove into the sh!thole we said, ‘homeschool’! What are we going to say when our assigned medical staff and hospital is like the worst public schools.


18 posted on 07/03/2012 9:19:48 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Water rationing


19 posted on 07/03/2012 9:20:21 PM PDT by skeama (On what day did God create Barack Obama, and couldn't He have rested on that day.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Gotta love those death panels.


20 posted on 07/03/2012 9:25:18 PM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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