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tragedy: Little boy, 4, who stole
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Duchess devastated by hospital
tragedy: Little boy, 4, who stole
Kate´s heart at hospice died
after blunders by clinic at
centre of NHS scandal

Daily Mail, by Stephanie Condron**

Original Article

Posted By:noddy, 2/10/2013 5:01:41 PM

A four-year-old boy died after one of the hospitals shamed by David Cameron as having persistently high death rates repeatedly failed to diagnose his cancer. Mackenzie Cackett’s tragic plight won the heart of the Duchess of Cambridge when she made a trip to The Treehouse hospice where the little boy spent his final weeks last year and where she is patron. With Mackenzie vomiting and complaining almost daily of headaches, his desperate parents went to the scandal-hit Colchester General Hospital four times over seven months before doctors finally discovered a tangerine-sized tumour at the top of his spine.

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**and Padraic Flanagan.
This article is about horror stories involving the British National Health system. Some of them are so sad. Hopefully the Duchess can bring some force towards a positive solution.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 2/10/2013 5:46:31 PM     (No. 9169166)

Pay attention America - the ´future of socialized medicine´ is here. Orwell wept.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 2/10/2013 5:54:53 PM     (No. 9169181)

I realize that this is NHS of Britain, but why on earth are these medical people getting away with killing patients? Just because their medical system is regulated, doesn´t give these doctors a free pass when it comes to ignoring proper medical care for patients. Some of these medicos need to go down, big time. Or better yet, become long term patients so they can get personal experience of what they are doing to people.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/10/2013 5:57:38 PM     (No. 9169183)

Poor kid.

I guess he didn´t meet the approval of the Death Panels. But don´t worry, folks - - our Death Panels will be much, much nicer.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: belwhatter, 2/10/2013 6:03:46 PM     (No. 9169190)

Shades of Dickensian workhouses - get the government out of anything where life depends on good people to do good things.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 2/10/2013 6:10:47 PM     (No. 9169197)

Coming to your hospital...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: novakid, 2/10/2013 6:27:04 PM     (No. 9169214)

A preview of our own 0bamacare.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Grambo, 2/10/2013 7:16:13 PM     (No. 9169257)

British doctors and nurses are not monsters, they are human, but this is what happens to humanity under the socialist plague, and Obama has infected America with it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: veritas, 2/10/2013 8:17:29 PM     (No. 9169312)

Won´t never ever never ever never happen under [cue Heavenly Choir -- "Mmmmmm!!! Mmmmmm!!! Mmmmmm!!!"] Obamacare.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jimkata, 2/10/2013 8:37:20 PM     (No. 9169337)

Obama would have him "just take a pill"
instead of a diagnosis.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bluefindad, 2/10/2013 10:26:10 PM     (No. 9169431)

Does anyone remember the flap over the past few years, when NHS hospitals forced nurses to remove any jewelry displaying a cross?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 2/10/2013 10:42:35 PM     (No. 9169447)

Our newest granddaughter was born last July 4th. After about 6 hours my daughter and SIL noticed a rhythmic motion of her right arm.

During the next 12 hours she had her blood sugar tested, saw a neonatolgist, got a spinal tap then a CT which showed that a stroke had occurred inutero.

She was transferred to a high level NICU, saw a pediatric neurologist. Was given an MRI, MRA and MRV to check for more clots in the entire brain, veins an arteries. She was then seen by a pediatric hematologist, and pediatric physical and occupational therapists.

They determined that it was a clot that had traveled to the brain rather than a brain bleed. The damaged caused would be wait and see.

That morning against my better judgement I Googled infant strokes. Some news was encouraging...some was not. I did read a comment from a mother whose child was having seizures and the doctor was thinking stroke but....her MRI appointment was in 3 WEEKS. Yep...it was in the UK.

Early diagnosis was vital our granddaughter especially if clotting was an issue.

Our kids are not rich, Blue Cross/Blue Shield for insurance. It only took 12 hours to ease our minds and begin treatment for seizures. Will we continue to get this kind of care??? No.

Very happy to say that with early PT she is happy, healthy, on schedule developmentally off of he seizue meds, and no impairments expected.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/10/2013 10:50:31 PM     (No. 9169455)

This is what happens with socialized medicine. They failed to diagnose the cancer over a series of 4 hospital visits over a 7 month period of vomiting and daily headaches. When they finally found the tumor it was the size of a tangerine. They removed the tumor but did not check for a possible regrowth. When it regrew, it took them 2 more months to discover it again. I would bet that the hospital actually has a relatively good "score" obtained by carefully setting performance standards and checking all the boxes. Too bad all those patients had to die to show there were real problems.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/10/2013 10:59:26 PM     (No. 9169461)

This has been going on for a long time, are they going to ´investigate´ forever or actually do something to improve care ?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Jubilationtcornpone, 2/10/2013 11:11:35 PM     (No. 9169477)

This may sound racist, but I wonder how many NHS doctors are educated (receive their MD´s) in third world countries?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/10/2013 11:43:18 PM     (No. 9169495)

#2. I have noticed my husband´s Yorkshire relatives are very passive about holding government people accountable - unless it´s when conservatives hold power. Generations now of socialized medicine and they still will stick up for it to the end. The Royals know how awful it is, for certain. However, they will say nothing. Since the upper class doesn´t ever have to use it, the situation isn´t likely to change. My Yorkshire relatives have never ever used it in their lives.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/10/2013 11:44:08 PM     (No. 9169496)

...forgot to say Amen #7.

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