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Nurse victimized for being a whistleblower: Trainee thrown out after exposing abuse at shamed hospit

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posted on May, 15 2010 @ 09:20 AM
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Nurse victimized for being a whistleblower: Trainee thrown out after exposing abuse at shamed hospital


www.dailyma il.co.uk

Two years after the Stafford Hospital scandal, Barbara Allatt reported NHS colleagues for leaving patients in soiled sheets, shouting at dementia sufferers and secretly slipping sedatives into a cup of tea.

Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
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posted on May, 15 2010 @ 09:20 AM
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She was reporting new abuse at the very same hospital that was scandalized two years ago - Up to 1,200 needless deaths, patients abused, staff bullied to meet targets... yet a secret inquiry into failing hospital says no one's to blame - for allowing up to 1,200 people to die and many more abuses. No one ever was punished and apparently, the abuses continue to this day.

No one was punished except, of course, the Former chief executive Martin Yeates, who had to leave with a £1million pension pot, six months' salary and a reported £400,000 payoff.

Question for Brits - do you have to go to a certain hospital under the NHS or can you go to other hospitals? I can't imagine that I would send a loved one to this hospital after all of this, unless I was forced to...

www.dailyma il.co.uk
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posted on May, 15 2010 @ 09:45 AM
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"Question for Brits - do you have to go to a certain hospital under the NHS or can you go to other hospitals? I can't imagine that I would send a loved one to this hospital after all of this, unless I was forced to..."

Generally you go to your local NHS hospital, unless you require specialist care i.e. burns specialist hospital. The other option is private.... if you're lucky enough to afford it!

Peace



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 10:02 AM
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Is the situation with Stafford Hospital a random occurrence or is it systemic? Why aren't these people being jailed for this abuse? Who's protecting them?



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 10:19 AM
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You now get a choice. My Father recently had a hip Operation and he could have gone to one of three hospitals. The fact is that most people choose to go to their nearest Hospital. 'Choice' was one consequence of the introduction of a 'Market' in the NHS, with money following the patient. Another consequence is what happened at Stafford, with an incompetent and self serving hospital management team so be busy manipulating achievement targets that they ignored their responsibilities to their patients. Shameful.



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 10:33 AM
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Unfortunately this type of abuse is being covered up in hospitals throughout the country, and the residential care of the elderly is probably worse (as it seems to be reported more). The Labour government brought in radical new "Targets" for the NHS, and the managers employed to meet these targets seem to have no compassion to human suffering and care, just a self interest in keeping their jobs and meeting government targets!

The NHS do save and help the majority of people in their care, I don't want to give the impression the NHS doesn't work, it does, but in an age when people are told that life saving drugs are too "expensive" to keep them alive, it goes to show that money and targets are priority over public healthcare.

As to why these people aren't jailed, I too am mystified!

Peace



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 10:40 AM
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Cash-strapped English NHS trust refuses to treat Welsh patients in its hospitals

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" A row has erupted after an NHS trust in England declared it would no longer treat patients from Wales.

Staff at North Bristol NHS Trust, which runs Southmead and Frenchay hospitals in Bristol, have been told to stop booking Welsh patients for outpatient and inpatient appointments.

The ban, which affects hundreds of patients, applies to all new and follow-up appointments, including listing patients for surgery.

And the move will also apply to patients with cancer, kidney problems and neurological disorders who require specialist treatment.

Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...


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posted on May, 15 2010 @ 10:44 AM
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The case of stafford hospital proved to be the death knell of the local MP and government at the last election.. The new conservative administration has set up an invertigative team that will most definetly end in prosecutions... The reasons for the abuse were untrained medical assistants who were past off as "fully registared" nurses because cost cutting by the stafford nhs trust managers.. There were only a few fully trained and qualified nurses who were run ragged all day and night and forced to babysit those med assistants.....
The real ones to blame were the managers who put costs ahead of patient safety and care, and would not hire RGN's but used sub standard people... Its a disgrace and those concerned will feel the full weight of the British law... Now under a no nonesense Tory government....



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 10:58 AM
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Very good thread, this is a topic that needs full attention for abuse is happening around the world, though most places its lower key, not quite as obvious. In the medicare system where hospitals are not run for profit there are less abuses by far, but still some.

The reason this can be kept out of sight is because most of them don't have families to visit, with more visitors and observations being made, more transparency, they would be forced to hire only caring staff. They do what they can get away with, and there are cliques so they can fire or move people, even those who have finished the training, unlike in her case.

Not to mention that I believe some programs are run through medical, not sure about care homes, but mental institutions and medical facilities, black op programs.

[edit on 15-5-2010 by Unity_99]



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 01:34 PM
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whistleblowerssupportgroup.blogspot.com...


Same thing in Queensland, Australia

A whistleblower nurse there reported bashings of the elderly and infirm by care-home staff

She reported that a young man there with a condition which rendered him helpless, died under mysterious circumstances

His elderly mother was not informed of his death for days

Prior to her son's death, the manager of the facility reportedly claimed guardianship of the young man, despite that his mother was still alive and was paying for her son's care

Of $400,000 set aside for her son's continuing care, $300,000 was reportedly discovered to be 'missing', after his death

It was discovered the young man had been excoriated ! (means his rectum and surrounding tissue had been cored like an apple) WHY ? What evidence was contained within the missing organs and tissues ?

And elderly man in a wheelchair was beaten to a pulp and his jaw broken as shown in X-rays available at the link

Elderly patients were bashed by nursing staff and left naked and freezing under cold showers for hours

The whistleblower nurse has taken the above and much more evidence to the Queensland Health Department repeatedly. She was tricked, defamed, threatened

and she was sacked


She fears/knows incidents such as those detailed above are continuing unabated, under the nose of the Health Dept. and government

whistleblowerssupportgroup.blogspot.com...



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[edit on 15-5-2010 by Dock9]




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