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Stafford Hospital scandal:
the scandal that
shamed the NHS

Telegraph [UK], by Laura Donnelly

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/6/2013 8:01:54 AM

It was the scandal that shamed the NHS. Hundreds of hospital patients died needlessly. In the wards, people lay starving, thirsty and in soiled bedclothes, buzzers droning hopelessly as their cries for help went ignored. Some received the wrong medication; some, none at all.[Snip] Decisions about which patients to treat were left to receptionists, inexperienced junior doctors put in charge of critically-ill patients, and nurses switched off equipment because they did not know how to use it. Desperate relatives told the inquiry, chaired by Robert Francis QC, how patients were left so dehydrated that some began drinking from flower vases

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Typical of a Marxist philosophy. Thanks to Labour, goals were set, financial rewards given if met. Managers, with no hands-on medical care experience, make budget decisions and dictate policy.

Here in America the stage is already set for a goal- or target-oriented means of medical care. Be very alert for yourself and your loved ones.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: retiree, 1/6/2013 8:27:36 AM     (No. 9101253)

Would not be surprised if this is what we have to look forward to here in the U.S.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Refried, 1/6/2013 8:37:34 AM     (No. 9101271)

If Obama Care isn´t canceled, this will be the norm here within a matter of years.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: wtm, 1/6/2013 10:31:00 AM     (No. 9101468)

THAT is also why the President and Congress have exempted themselves!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Packard Man, 1/6/2013 12:15:40 PM     (No. 9101622)

Can´t believe that heads didn´t roll and lawsuits abound for this!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Tianne, 1/6/2013 12:39:39 PM     (No. 9101662)

Welcome to Obamaland - a frightening ride through the system coming to a hospital near you.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: coyote56, 1/6/2013 2:43:37 PM     (No. 9101811)

Haven´t you heard? Texas is already leading the charge with Ted Cruz designing a bill to repeal Obamacare. I knew he & Rand Paul would "raise hell" in the Senate - now if we can get rid of some of the others!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/6/2013 3:16:56 PM     (No. 9101845)

#6 YES. I am thrilled thrilled at this new dynamic duo!!!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jlw509, 1/6/2013 4:05:33 PM     (No. 9101908)

"The human toll was dreadful. In the course of 18 months, one family lost four members, including a newborn baby girl, after a catalogue of failings by the hospital. "

"Kelsey Lintern, 39, from Cannock, in Staffordshire, lost first her six-day-old daughter Nyah, then Laurie Gethin, her sister, 37; Tom Warriner, 48, her uncle; and finally Lillian Wood-Latta, 80, her grandmother. "

One patient eas left unwashed and filthy for the lastfour weeks of her life inthis so-called "hospital."

It took a tax on tea to spark a revolution 237 years ago. What would it take now?

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