Skip to comments.British hospital apologizes to familes for appallingly negligent care
Posted on 12/23/2012 7:26:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind
An apology seems insufficient considering the circumstances.
Alexandra Hospital in Redditch is writing to 38 families after a massive legal action that exposed years of bad practice, ranging from nurses taunting patients to leaving an elderly woman unwashed for 11 weeks.
In one of the worst cases, a man had starvation recorded as the cause of his death after being treated at the hospital for two months.
Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, said last night that he was "disgusted and appalled" by what the families had been through, and that the Government was acting to ensure that failings in care were detected more quickly.
Bereaved relatives had told how vulnerable patients were left to starve when trays were placed out of their reach, while others were left in soaking bedsheets.
Many of the families are to receive compensation for cases that their lawyer described as "appalling". The hospital is to admit its failings in each case in the letters.
The move will serve to intensify debate on why some nurses and doctors are treating patients without compassion, and will add weight to the warning by Mr Hunt that patients can experience "coldness, resentment, indifference" and "even contempt" in NHS hospitals. He warned that in the worst institutions, a "normalisation of cruelty" had been fostered.
Actually, the lack of "compassion" doesn't bother me much. You can be a kindly doctor or nurse and a total incompetent. Give me a bastard who's a brilliant doctor or surgeon any day and forget "compassion."
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I won’t be left to die in a Obamacare hospital. I’d rather die in the gutter someplace.
What’s more disgusting than the hospital is the families. Where were they while their loved ones were being starved to death and not bathed?
WELCOME TO OBAMACARE!!!
This is what God made prisions and the death penality for. This is mass murder and abuse under the color of government health care. The public only knows the half of it.
If (when) they do this to people in America, they will die. It’s one awful thing to murder unborn babies and another degree of “in your face” to murder already born people. No one ever knew the unborned baby but not so with the living.
We need to advertise the names and locations of the death panel members and make clear their death sentences pronounced on whole classes of people from a centralized location in DC.
They get meals and showers in prison, better treatment than their victims got.
I thank God every day that neither Bella Pelosi,Dirty Harry *nor* Osama Obama will ever *starve* to death in a US hospital.I,a member of the great unwashed,am much less optimistic about the fate of my loved ones.
We can always make “special” prisons for them. When they arrive in hell, this is what they have to look forward to.
They did not make a “mistake.” In a just society, they should not be permitted a polite appology for torturing and murdering people under the color of State authority. They are not sorry for what they do to people. They have no conscience.
It took, on average, ten days for their victims to die.
But,hey, what about that world class show the National Health Service put on at the London Olympics!
Sorry,I didn't think that the "sarcasm" tag was necessary in my post.I thought it was understood.
I was just discharged from the hospital yesterday, after a serious illness . The care I received was magnificent!!! Every doctor and nurse that we spoke to stated that the last thing this country needed was Obamacare. Their remarks were totally unsolicited , just voiced out of concern for their professions.
As I was receiving the best of care, all I could think of was how long will it take until we become like the NHS in England. So stinkin’ sad.
Monetary incentive to do a good job is not a bad thing.
-— Monetary incentive to do a good job is not a bad thing. -—
I like to root economic discussions in the fact that economic transactions simply represent free exchanges between two people. For some reason, the mere mention of money moves most discussions from reality to fantasy.
In USA dont they starve them to death in nursing homes ?
Sorta like the Marxist Mob demanding a cut of the loot, while also forcing everyone to play by their Mob rules and use their Mob lawyers.
Hence, my tagline.
-— The move will serve to intensify debate on why some nurses and doctors are treating patients without compassion -—
Adults who have been to the DMV can’t figure this out?
We need a blue ribbon commission to figure out how people can be so stupid.
But they are wonderful - celebrated in the Olympics, no less.