Obama Health Care Summit British NHS Scandal: 1,200 Patients Died Unnecessarily, Patients 'Routinely Neglected' (OBAMA HEALTH CARE SUMMIT)

by the Left Coast Rebel

I wonder if Obama and his socialized medicine takeover henchmen will mention this today at the so called 'health care summit'. I wonder if they will admit the malfeasance and human misery that goes on behind the scenes with Britain's NHS? Listen to this:

Up to 1,200 patients died unnecessarily because of appalling care

Labour's obsession with targets and box ticking blamed for scandal

Patients were 'routinely neglected' at hospital

Report calls for FOURTH investigation into scandal

Not a single official has been disciplined over the worst-ever NHS hospital scandal, it emerged last night.

Up to 1,200 people lost their lives needlessly because Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust put government targets and cost-cutting ahead of patient care.

But none of the doctors, nurses and managers who failed them has suffered any formal sanction.

Indeed, some have either retired on lucrative pensions or have swiftly found new jobs.

Former chief executive Martin Yeates, who has since left with a £1million pension pot, six months' salary and a reported £400,000 payoff, did not even give evidence to the inquiry which detailed the scale of the scandal yesterday.

He was said to be medically unfit to do so, though he sent some information to chairman Robert Francis through his solicitor.

The devastating-report into the Stafford Hospital-shambles' laid waste to Labour's decade-long obsession with box-ticking and league tables.

The independent inquiry headed by Robert Francis QC found the safety of sick and dying patients was 'routinely neglected'. Others were subjected to ' inhumane treatment', 'bullying', 'abuse' and 'rudeness'.

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2 comments:

  1. What has happened in Staffordshire is disgusting. My own belief is that many of the problems we now experience in the NHS are down to misguided policies that treat this public service as though it was a private business. The original philosophy behind the NHS is sound and the sooner we get a government that recognises that, the better, IMO.

    A friend of mine in the USA had to travel across many states and live away from her family for weeks to "look after" her mother who was in hospital. When I asked why she needed to be there for quite so long, bearing in mind US hospital care is so good, she said she would have to be with her mother daily as otherwise she would probably be neglected / not fed properly. Now I know that hospital is not typical of ALL American hospitals, this NHS hospital is not typical of all NHS hospitals either.

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  2. In response to CambridgeLady - The NHS isn't treated as a private business. Private businesses can be held accountable. If the NHS were treated as a private business the individuals involved would be prosecuted, the NHS would be shut down to protect future patients. And had this happened in the US, all involved would be sued to oblivion to enrich the victims. That is how a private hospital or company that consistently neglects and kills people is treated.

    However, as an arm of government the NHS is protected by being an arm of the government. The role of a task force is to act as cover for the politicians which are responsible but really can't do anything.

    Well. At least the NHS patients got free health care. What they don't have is other options. Brits are even punished for trying to take care of themselves. I seem to remember reading about the NHS killing a woman suffering from cancer through denial of treatment because she dared buy, on her own, drugs not provided by the NHS.

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