Sunday, March 07, 2010

"Socialized medicine will be GREAT! Just look at

A man of 22 died in agony of dehydration after three days in a leading teaching hospital.

Kane Gorny was so desperate for a drink that he rang police to beg for their help.

They arrived on the ward only to be told by doctors that everything was under control.

The next day his mother Rita Cronin found him delirious and he died within hours.

She said nurses had failed to give him vital drugs which controlled fluid levels in his body. 'He was totally dependent on the nurses to help him and they totally betrayed him.'

Read it, but only with breakables-especially clowns who push Obamacare- out of reach. .

Oh, but the hospital wants to make it all better:
'There has been an internal investigation but St George's never made it public and it was a whitewash-After his death the hospital never phoned me or wrote to me to apologise. How could this happen in the 21st century?'
A spokesman for St George's Hospital said: 'We are extremely sorry about the death of Kane Gorny and understand the distress that this has caused to his family.

'A full investigation was carried out and new procedures introduced to ensure that such a case cannot happen in future.

'We have written to the family to explain the actions that have been taken and to answer their concerns about Mr Gorny's care. The family has also been invited to meet with trust staff to discuss the case in detail.'
"We feel your pain. We want to discuss the case. What? Fire everyone who failed at their job? Don't be silly!" Of course, the proper course of action would be to fire them, jail them and make sure they never work in a medical field again(I'm being generous and leaving a flagrum out); but not a chance of any of that, the NHS will let you die but it'll take care of its own.
The tragedy emerged a week after a report into hundreds of deaths at Stafford Hospital revealed the appalling quality of care given by many of the nurses


Anonymous said...

This article is a cruel disservice to the nurses. The accounts I've read say that most of the proper nurses have been fired and replaced with "nurses" -- badly trained warm bodies hired to pad out the personnel count. The remaining proper nurses are overworked and desperate about the patients they are forced to neglect. In a few years they will burn out and then the body count will really start to rise.

Keith said...

I dated a nurse for a lot of years, they were treated like shit by the admin staff and janitors. Nurses had to park in a car park several hundred yards from the buildings, the road was un lit and passed through woods, so coming off shift at 10pm - Yep, you got it, assaults and attempted rapes, allong with cars stolen. The janitors thought it was a great laugh to clamp any nurse who parked near a building, even if they knew fine well that the person whose name was on the place was on holiday.

Several of her colleagues careers were ended in their mid 20s by back injuries due to undermanning and unsafe lifting practices (two women trying to lift a 20 stone patient who has alzhiemers).

Another colleague suffered serious sexual assault and attempted rape when a psychiatric patient got out of a supposedly secure ward and into her room in the nurses home.

The NHS was and maybe still is exempt from all health and safety at work and hygeine legislation. The stock response whenever assault or injury took place was for the hospital admin to warn the nurse to keep her gob shut, or else!

That said.
Have you heard about this monster from the 1990s?

Or these, from the same time period?

Firehand said...

Yeah, I remember reading about those cases.

A good nurse is like a good teacher: a treasure to be cherished. Unfortunately, a lot of doctors and a lot of staff pukes seem to think it's just fine to crap all over them. I've been told by some friends in the medical field that it's improved here in the US over the last ten years or so; damn good thing.

And, as you say, the NHS can put an idiot in a position where they cause terrible harm and then refuse to take any real responsibility for it. Or hold the idiot responsible.