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The ultimate NHS indignity: Body of hospital patient left to die in corridor is ignored for hours...

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posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 07:29 AM
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The ultimate NHS indignity: Body of hospital patient left to die in corridor is ignored for hours... before staff simply drag him away


www.dailymail.co.uk

* 'He went to them for help and they left him out in the corridor to die', says Peter Thompson's daughter
* Senior nurse claims it was 'the appropriate method of handling the situation'

Two heartbroken parents have slammed 'inhumane' nurses who left their dead son lying in the middle of a hospital corridor and stepped over his corpse for more than ten hours thinking he was asleep.

CCTV captured staff pulling the lifeless body of Peter Thompson along the floor like they were 'dragging the b...
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posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 07:29 AM
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Isolated incident or not, this is something that provokes whoever reads or hears about incidents like this. It should simply never happen. It will probably be a major blow to the hospitals' reputation nonetheless.

Is this something that can be forgiven? By the family, probably never. By the people in general? I think it'll be forgotten within the next few news cycles.


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posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 07:43 AM
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Originally posted by Droogie
Isolated incident or not,


no, not isolated at all.
It happened to me also.
However I was lucky to
survive my 4 hrs on a stretcher
in the corridor of the hospital
I went to when I was stricken
with appendicitis. I almost died.

Why did this happen to me ???

I had no medical insurance.

Folks with no med ins are a distraction
from folks with ins from getting their
treatment.

About a yr ago, I was in the ER visiting
a family member and noticed another
man in the corridor laying there with
an open head wound and was bleeding
on the stretcher. They did not try to stop it.
Granted, the man was intoxicated. They just
left him there on the stretcher to sleep it off.
He stayed there for over 2 hrs with an open
head wound. He was still there when the person
I was there with was transferred to a private room.
I'll bet the man left there had no insurance either.

These 2 incidents were the SAME hospital.

So yea, I guess that nurse was right.
It was appropriate treatment for
someone with no med ins.
Hospitals can't afford the expense
of a low lifer.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 07:44 AM
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Sound like there's no question about it... The UK's NHS is just a business operation now.

It's no longer about dignity ( funny, that's the term that the Jack Kervorkian types use), it's about getting things done with the money that's available.

Star and Flag!
edit on 8-6-2011 by butcherguy because: Made a fine Scandinavian look like a British subject, FIXED THAT!



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 07:51 AM
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The NHS are a complete joke,one of my close friends had a brain tumour and they left him for hours thinking he was drunk,he was completly sober.He died a few days later r.i.p bro x



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 08:01 AM
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Im glad we have the NHS, i read something another poster said in another thread about not being able to afford to go to hospita in their countryl. However it is a business now with far too many managers, ridiculous mistakes are made with peoples lives, there is no room for manoveure where peoples lives are concerned. It took a sucession of appointments with various doctors over 2 years to diagnose me with crohns disease, and during that time i miscarried a much wanted baby early on in the pregnancy, i was told by the hospital to stay at home and wait until everything was finished so to speak. Two days later, whilst visiting my loo, i saw something that i never want to see again, lets just say my pregnancy wasnt completly gone. Il never forget that it was horrifying. The hospital apologised eventually.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 08:06 AM
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Originally posted by gibbajabba
The NHS are a complete joke,one of my close friends had a brain tumour and they left him for hours thinking he was drunk,he was completly sober.He died a few days later r.i.p bro x


I'm sorry to hear about your friend

I have a brain tumour, it took my GP's 3 years to diagnose and when I collapsed and had the ambulance take me to Hospital, they thought I was drunk and sent me home. Only a week later I have a brain scan with a tumor the size of a large orange in my head.

Apart from that though the treatment for my tumor has been top notch, so although there are many problems with the NHS , they still carry out some amazing work, that gets lost the amount of negative press it receives. No ones interested in hearing the good news stories though.
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posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 08:06 AM
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Best healthcare I ever had was Denmark and Sweden, Im sure all Scandavian countries are the same.

I paid over 50% in income tax and 25% sales tax.

Worth every penny, best technology, great staff, they even feed me while I am there in Akuten, cleanest places ever.

UK, joke of fat cats and politicans.

I pay high taxes but get it back every penny in services, then again the UK is a joke of the world when it comes to management of services due to GREED and SELFISHNESS. I am sick of people in the UK crying about wanting to pay taxes, they pay a hell of a lot less than I do.

I can understand why though, fat cats.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 08:08 AM
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I just can't wait for it to be here in the USA.

Fun times for all.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 08:10 AM
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Originally posted by macman
I just can't wait for it to be here in the USA.

Fun times for all.


'

Yeah the American dream, the oppertunity to sue somebody for a quick million or 10.

Great way of life eh.



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posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 08:13 AM
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A couple of years ago I worked as a hospital porter. One night a lady came in and she was on the verge of dying. She was not injured, just at the end of her life. The nurses left her in a cubicle, saying she hasnt long left. I couldnt stand there and do nothing. So I went in a sat chatting to her and asked her if she needed any thing. I got her some food and drink and spent 30 minutes with her. She died in my presense and I was gutted for her. But she didnt die on her own. I was there right till the end with her and I think she died peacefully. I didnt like how the nurses just left her there to die in a cubicle, alone.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 08:15 AM
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Originally posted by zookey

Originally posted by macman
I just can't wait for it to be here in the USA.

Fun times for all.


'

Yeah the American dream, the oppertunity to sue somebody for a quick million or 10.

Great way of life eh.



edit on 8-6-2011 by zookey because: (no reason given)


And that relates to this how?



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 08:15 AM
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Originally posted by illuminnaughty
A couple of years ago I worked as a hospital porter. One night a lady came in and she was on the verge of dying. She was not injured, just at the end of her life. The nurses left her in a cubicle, saying she hasnt long left. I couldnt stand there and do nothing. So I went in a sat chatting to her and asked her if she needed any thing. I got her some food and drink and spent 30 minutes with her. She died in my presense and I was gutted for her. But she didnt die on her own. I was there right till the end with her and I think she died peacefully. I didnt like how the nurses just left her there to die in a cubicle, alone.


Probably because they are overworked and overstressed and they don't want to make their own jobs any worse than it is?

I blame management and the work style they are pressured into by managers.

All managers see is numbers.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 08:16 AM
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Originally posted by macman

Originally posted by zookey

Originally posted by macman
I just can't wait for it to be here in the USA.

Fun times for all.


'

Yeah the American dream, the oppertunity to sue somebody for a quick million or 10.

Great way of life eh.



edit on 8-6-2011 by zookey because: (no reason given)


And that relates to this how?


Because that is what you will all do, sue sue sue when it does get to USA as you put it.

That doesn't solve the issue, it just turns the issue into something as bad, money, greed, profit.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 08:16 AM
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Originally posted by macman

Originally posted by zookey

Originally posted by macman
I just can't wait for it to be here in the USA.

Fun times for all.


'

Yeah the American dream, the oppertunity to sue somebody for a quick million or 10.

Great way of life eh.



edit on 8-6-2011 by zookey because: (no reason given)


And that relates to this how?


Because that is what you will all do, sue sue sue when it does get to USA as you put it.

That doesn't solve the issue, it just turns the issue into something as bad, money, greed, profit.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 08:18 AM
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The NHS has been careless for decades.

It isnt the 60s NHS anymore which was the great NHS.

Google NHS and news you will see a ton of bad press, baby parts being sold to science, without parents permission and so on.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 08:19 AM
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Still not following you.

A person is left to die in a Hospital in the UK, where all things medical is managed by the Govt.

The Fed Govt and Dems are trying to ram rod the same idea here.

So what does a law suite have to do with this?



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 08:20 AM
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Originally posted by macman
reply to post by zookey
 


Still not following you.

A person is left to die in a Hospital in the UK, where all things medical is managed by the Govt.

The Fed Govt and Dems are trying to ram rod the same idea here.

So what does a law suite have to do with this?



Originally posted by macman
I just can't wait for it to be here in the USA.

Fun times for all.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 08:21 AM
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One has to wonder why the NHS cannot be run well when Scandinavia can run great hostpitals.

Why do the Brits fcuk it up?



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 08:22 AM
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Ok.
Let me know when you are making sense and I will jump back in.



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