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  • Human body parts being stockpiled in their hundreds of tonnes by NHS-contracted waste firm

    10/04/2018 6:23:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 4 October 2018 | Gareth Davies
    A company contracted by the NHS to dispose of waste has been stockpiling hundreds of tonnes of human body parts, a leaked document has revealed. NHS England memos obtained by the Health Service Journal show that Healthcare Environment Services Ltd - attached to up to 50 NHS trusts - has allowed amputated limbs, infectious liquids, refuse linked to cancer treatment and other hazardous materials to build up at its five waste handling sites. It sparked health and social care secretary Matt Hancock to chair a COBRA meeting last month, during which he ordered £1million to be set aside to help...
  • Children waiting more than six months for NHS dental treatment soars 52pc in three years

    09/22/2018 7:23:12 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | June 16, 2018 | Laura Donnelly
    The number of children waiting more than six months for NHS dental treatment has risen by 52  per cent in three years, new figures show. Labour said there had been a “completely unacceptable” deterioration in child dental care as it revealed the findings. The statistics from Freedom of Information requests show that children are waiting an average of two weeks more for operations, compared with 2013. In the worst performing trust, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, children waited an average of 253 days for treatment. Overall, the findings show a 15 per cent increase over three years in...
  • NHS in Quicksand As Faces "National Emergency"

    09/17/2018 12:37:25 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 19 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 9/12/18 | Jamie Wells, M.D.
    On the verge of a “national emergency,” regulatory experts from the National Health Service (NHS) Improvement body just released their latest review which reveals a crisis in workforce shortages. One in eleven jobs is vacant with nursing staff vacancies up 17% in only the last three months. As BBC Health reports, this reality comes after “sustained efforts by ministers and NHS bosses to tackle the shortages, including a new pay deal and recruitment and retention campaigns.” Leadership referenced the situation as painting a “bleak picture” to acknowledging the burdens of increased demand, employee shortages and financial pressures was making it...
  • Insulting New Ads Imply Women Have to Abort Their Babies to Enjoy Lipstick and High Heels

    09/14/2018 12:15:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | September 13, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A new ad from the British government is widely being condemned as sexist for implying women must choose between having a baby or wearing high heels and lipstick. The National Health Association ad was meant to promote emergency contraception (certain types of which may cause abortions), but even liberal women’s bloggers and commentators slammed the ad as “sexist.” A project of the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, the ad asks “Would you give up this?” alongside pictures of a high heeled women’s shoe and a tube of lipstick, followed by “For this?” and a picture of a baby pacifier. “In other...
  • Oldest person in Britain (81) to have reassignment surgery shares her joy at becoming a woman (tr)

    09/02/2018 6:01:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    The Sun ^ | September 2, 2018 | Carri-Ann Taylor
    A TRANSGENDER woman has spoken of her joy at becoming the oldest person in Britain to have surgery. Ruth Rose, 85, had a reassignment op four years ago after her doctor told her she could be considered for the full procedure. She has defended the £4,000 cost of the surgery by sitting on an NHS advisory board and volunteering for charities that support old people. Ruth told the BBC: “It is only in the past 15 years that this has become acceptable. Before that people thought it was just for freaks.” Ruth had the surgery after living as a woman...
  • Patient waited 62 hours for ambulance (UK)

    08/22/2018 6:11:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | August 22, 2018 | Matt Graveling
    A patient waited 62 hours for an ambulance, while four trusts took more than 24 hours to respond to 999 calls, new figures have shown. The longest delays in the UK were recorded by Welsh Ambulance Service, which kept four patients waiting for more than 50 hours. A spokesman said the figures were "not typical" and "represent the extreme end of the waiting time spectrum". The Patients Association said they were "extremely concerning". Between June 2017 and June 2018, ambulances from four services took 24 hours to reach patients, including some with breathing and mental health problems. -snip Caroline Hardaker's...
  • Mum's agonising wait after cancelled dates follow failed abortion (MEGA BARF)

    08/07/2018 5:12:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | August 7, 2018 | Laura Elvin
    Ms Buckman tried to book an abortion when she was seven weeks pregnant and waited two weeks - but the medical procedure failed and the next two appointments did not go ahead due to lack of staff. The mother-of-two's last booked procedure was cancelled just hours before it was due and she must now wait two more weeks for an appointment - a two-hour drive from her Kent home. Ms Buckman, now 15 weeks pregnant, is angry at the treatment she received at Marie Stopes UK, which carries out abortions for the NHS. Most abortions in England, Wales and Scotland...
  • British baby’s rare tumor confounds NHS, cured in USA

    07/17/2018 10:01:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/16/2018
    Most parents would readily cross oceans to save their child's life, with no thought as to the cost or distance. But for some children in the UK, like Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard, that simply wasn't an option they were given. Oliver Cameron is one of the fortunate ones, though, and thanks to the tireless efforts of his parents and doctors at Boston Children's Hospital, Oliver is alive and thriving today. When Oliver was born in the United Kingdom, he had a large, non-cancerous tumor in his heart, called a cardiac fibroma. It was so rare that doctors in the...
  • Hospital waiting figures go up by 200,000 patients (UK NHS)

    07/13/2018 7:15:16 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 17 replies
    Morning Star UK ^ | Jul 13, 2018 | LAMIAT SABIN
    The number of patients waiting longer than six months to start planned NHS hospital treatment has now topped 200,000, new figures revealed yesterday. NHS England referral-to-treatment statistics for May revealed the exact number of patients to be 211,324 — 48.4 per cent higher than at the same time last year. The total waiting list size is now estimated at 4.3 million. Labour’s shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said newly appointed Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s first test was to “rapidly bring these waiting lists down.” Mr Hancock has replaced Jeremy Hunt who replaced Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary earlier this week...
  • Christian doctor fired in the UK for suggesting gender is biological.

    07/10/2018 10:22:29 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 36 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 7/10/18 | Thomas Williams
    A medical doctor with 26 years of experience working at the National Health Service (NHS) has been deemed “unfit to work” after insisting on identifying patients by their biological sex. Dr. David Mackereth, 55, began training in May to become a health and disability assessor for the government but ran into trouble when his Christian and scientific convictions ran afoul of department protocols. In his new job, Dr. Mackereth was to compile independent reports about the health of persons who were claiming disability benefits. His instructor told him that regardless of a patient or client’s biological sex, he must only...
  • Britain’s health service to reduce ‘unnecessary’ treatments

    06/30/2018 6:04:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2018 11:34 AM EDT
    Britain’s National Health Service has proposed cutting back on operations including breast reductions and anti-snoring treatments as part of plans to save money and reduce “unnecessary or risky procedures.” National medical director Stephen Powis said the health agency could save an estimated £200 million ($264 million) a year by tightening the criteria for treatments where the risks could outweigh the benefits. The list of 17 treatments under consideration to be halted or reduced includes tonsil removals and procedures for carpal tunnel, hemorrhoids and varicose veins. Authorities will discuss the proposals next week. The announcement came as demonstrators marched Saturday in...
  • Alfie Evans’ non-existent coroner’s inquest – what are they trying to hide?

    05/10/2018 5:31:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    JohnAllman.UK ^ | May 9, 2018 | John Allman
    The very first post on this blog concerned a court case I had brought against a coroner, about an inquest into a death.  Since then, there has been a long, drawn-out court case against a council that occurred because a police officer took exception to some of the earlier posts on this blog, all of which are still here.  That case is presently in Strasbourg, awaiting a decision on admissibility. It looks as though I am not going to be able to escape from my duty, which seems now to be to bring another court case before long, this time against the...
  • US surgeons could save this little girl's leg... so why did the NHS only offer amputation?

    05/06/2018 7:10:42 AM PDT · by DFG · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/05/2018 | Anthea Gerrie and Sophie Goodchild
    A schoolgirl with one leg shorter than the other has been told by the NHS her only option is amputation. However, a leading US surgeon claims UK doctors have the training – but not the confidence – to save her limb by lengthening it, and that the NHS lacks the highly specialist rehabilitation services she needs after surgery. Dr Dror Paley has told the parents of seven-year-old Kyra Warrell, who was born with a rare condition affecting her thigh bone, that her treatment is straightforward.
  • Alfie Evans’ Death Illustrates The Monstrous Logic Of The Welfare State

    04/30/2018 8:57:00 PM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | APRIL 30, 2018 | John Daniel Davidson
    Together with the death of Charlie Gard last year, whom British authorities would not allow to be taken to the United States for an experimental treatment, Evans’ death seems to confirm British policy in such matters: children belong to the state, and when the state decides that they should die, they will die. Extraordinary international efforts were undertaken to save the boy’s life. Italy, which granted Evans citizenship, kept a specially equipped plane from the Italian defense ministry on standby to transport the boy to a Vatican hospital in case the U.K. courts ordered his release. Pope Francis issued a...
  • Georgia Doctor Arrested...Threatening to Cut Off Employee's Head and 'Roll it Down a Hallway'

    04/29/2018 8:09:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 90 replies
    During her outburst, Patterson was also reported behaving aggressively towards her employees, grabbing one of them by the arm and refusing to let staffers leave the office. According to the documents, she also threw various items at employees including a reflex hammer and also pulled her “diploma off the wall, threw it on the floor and stomped on it.” Employees told Lowndes County officers Patterson may have been “under the influence” during the time of the incident. She is also suspected of arriving at her practice intoxicated on more than one occasion, documents said. Patterson’s medical license was suspended on...
  • Legal battle toddler Alfie Evans dies (ALFIE IS DEAD)

    04/27/2018 11:44:27 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 140 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/28/2018 | BBC
    Alfie Evans, the 23-month old toddler at the centre of a High Court legal battle, has died, nearly a week after his life support was withdrawn. The boy from Merseyside, who had a degenerative brain condition, died at 2:30 BST, his father Tom Evans said.....
  • Alder Hey: The little hospital of horrors

    04/28/2018 4:52:33 PM PDT · by TBP · 10 replies
    Glenn Beck's Website ^ | Friday, Apr 27, 2018 | Glenn Beck
    What’s the measure of human life? This should be a no-brainer — a gimme — but with the way we’ve become so desensitized to the sanctity of human life, does anyone even know anymore? Since 2009, the United States has been averaging over SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND abortions per year. We’re only 4 months into this year and we’ve already killed 298,000 babies. Just this morning, over 700 abortions have been committed. Think about those numbers, and then try and answer whether our country values human life. We’d better decide this RIGHT NOW, because what we’re seeing in the UK with...
  • Alfie Evans: Another Child Sacrifice on Britain's NHS Altar

    04/27/2018 7:51:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 27, 2018 | Joe Herring
    I admit, my reaction to the plight of young Alfie Evans is colored by my experience with my own grandson, Joseph, who suffers from a similar disorder. I see Joseph's innocence in Alfie's eyes, and I struggle with the marked physical resemblance between Alfie and Joseph at that age.  I also vividly recall the doctors counseling my daughter to abort her pregnancy, to save her child from suffering. "He will likely live 18 months, certainly no more than three years," they told us solemnly.  Joseph celebrated his 17th birthday in February of this year.
  • When Will Machine-like Thinking Prompt Moral Panic?

    04/27/2018 6:05:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    In Frank Herbert's "Dune" series (my favorite-science fiction books), he made a bold writerly decision. In a genre famous for robots and computers (particularly in the 1960s), Herbert imagined a futuristic universe with neither. In his telling, some 10,000 years prior to the story of the book, there was galactic revolt called the Butlerian Jihad. This is where I first learned the word "Jihad" -- the Arabic term for Islamic holy war. It can all get fairly nerdy, but the gist is that artificially intelligent computers and androids were banned. In one explanation, the Butlerian Jihad was named after a...
  • This Is The Real Reason Britain Won’t Release Alfie Evans To Italy

    04/26/2018 12:21:56 PM PDT · by tom h · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | April 25, 2018 | Kira Davis
    In recent weeks many people across the globe have been moved and outraged by the story of little Alfie Evans, whose life hung in the balance in a British hospital and whose fate was taken from the hands of his parents by the National Health Service (NHS) and the courts ... Alfie was forcibly removed from his breathing devices but continues to breathe on his own. The NHS and the courts would not even allow Alfie to go home with his parents, and when the nation of Italy offered to fly him to a Rome hospital for experimental treatment (at...