Saturday, March 06, 2010

Water, Water Everywhere But You Can't Have A Drink

England's public health care at it's finest.
A man dies - DIES - from thirst.
Surrounded, surrounded mind you, by public service doctors and nurses.

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.'

He was denied critical care in a teaching hospital - of course they must be teaching public health care - AKA ObamaCare. Private health care is taught in other countries like the US. At least for a little while longer.

There is another description of the care this young man received:

"A person acts with criminal negligence with respect to a result or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense when he fails to perceive a substantial and unjustifiable risk that such result will occur or that such circumstance exists. The risk must be of such nature and degree that the failure to perceive it constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care that a reasonable person would observe in the situation."

Unfortunately for young Mr. Gorny, reasonable people were not involved with his care; incompetent, useless assholes were. Public health care at its finest.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: 'Detectives from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command are investigating the death of Kane Gorny at St George's Hospital after this was referred to us by Westminster Coroner's Court.'

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.'

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.

Why is gross incompetence called a tragedy? Call it what it is, unconscionable negligence.
New procedures? How about new indictments? What kind of hellish old procedures were in effect when this young man died? What a crock of shit!

And then the grieving family is treated to the usual remedy offered by a government who cares not a farthing about their citizens. Public service unions make it impossible to get rid of dead wood who in turn produce dead patients.

The same sense of entitlement that permeates the welfare system has penetrated the health care system. Nurses are more interested in their perks and petty grievances than in providing decent care. Staff are not paid for being competent, they are paid for showing up. And as the bodies are carted out of the wards, the only ones paying attention to the carnage are the relatives.

This week a task force called on nurses to sign a public pledge that they will treat everyone with compassion and dignity.

A task force. What a useless, typically liberal response to a criminal act. I'd prefer competence over compassion any day of the week. Public service doctors and nurses will stand around with fake pity and compassion in their eyes while you slowly die from neglect.
And keep this in mind, the UK's National Health Service is the largest employer in the UK. It is also one of the largest employers in the world. One out of every twenty-three people who work in the UK do so for the NHS.

A total of 1,282,900 people in England have jobs with the NHS: 2 per cent of the 30 million people of working age.

Only the Chinese Army and the Indian State Railways are believed to employ more people — with 2.3 million and 1.5 million staff respectively — but both workforces represent a far smaller proportion of the national populationsJustify Full.

All that incompetence stuffed in such an itty-bitty island.

John Reid, the Health Secretary, said he was delighted with the growth, but added that he was aware that more action was needed to tackle existing staff shortages.

And they're not done yet.


Fredd said...

Yeah, British health care ain't what it used to be, but it's FREE, right?

Sign me up, but God forbid I ever get sick or hurt and have to be admitted...

sig94 said...

Fredd - You get what you pay for. But in this instance you get what everyone else pays for.