I thought as much, challenge denied!
You prove by your own venomous posting that you can neither see the wood for the trees or engage in intelligent debate.
Not once have I said or intimated that everyone in the NHS is as bad as those having done the bad deeds - fact.
The NHS has a tattered reputation - fact.
The NHS is a National disgrace, plain as day - fact.
The NHS can be turned around, as I have stated - fact.
The Keogh Review was neither a figment of my imagination nor an ill-conceived report, it reported facts.
For the RCN, Dr Peter Carter stated;
"Of course, where there are examples of individuals delivering poor care, these must be challenged and people must be held to account, but today’s
review paints a picture of endemic poor leadership, chronic understaffing and a lack of transparency,”
Anne Clywd reported facts.
The Francis Report was based on facts, here are just a few of those facts;
Not a single official has been disciplined over the worst-ever NHS hospital scandal.
Up to 1,200 people lost their lives needlessly because Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust put government targets and cost-cutting ahead of patient care.
None of the doctors, nurses and managers who failed them has suffered any formal sanction.
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'.
• Patients were left unwashed in their own filth for up to a month as nurses ignored their requests to use the toilet or change their sheets;
• Four members of one family. including a new-born baby girl. died within 18 months after of blunders at the hospital;
• Medics discharged patients hastily out of fear they risked being sacked for delaying.
(So my experience of a GP categorised unsafe discharge was neither unique nor confined to a singleton NHS Trust?).
• Wards were left filthy with blood, discarded needles and used dressings while bullying managers made whistleblowers too frightened to come
(I have experienced this in more than one hospital in different NHS Trusts)
The Francis probe was launched following a Healthcare Commission report on Stafford Hospital in March last year. It found that deaths at the hospital
were 27 to 45 per cent higher than normal, meaning some 400 to 1,200 people died unnecessarily between 2005 and 2008.
The Francis report said staff numbers were allowed to fall 'dangerously low', causing nurses to neglect the most basic care. It said: 'Requests for
assistance to use a bedpan or to get to and from the toilet were not responded to.
'Some families were left to take soiled sheets home to wash or to change beds when this should have been undertaken by the hospital and its staff.'
Food and drink were left out of reach, forcing patients to drink water from flower vases.
While many staff did their best, Mr Francis said, others showed a disturbing lack of compassion to patients.
He added: 'I heard so many stories of shocking care. These patients were not simply numbers. They were husbands, wives, sons, daughters, fathers,
mothers, grandparents. They were people who entered Stafford Hospital and rightly expected to be well cared for and treated.'
Are you lot going to deny these facts and continue to ignore what led to the OP and subsequent fact based postings. Will you be accusing me of fantasy
or spinning lies next.
My apologies to ATS and genuine participants in intelligent debate and the denial of ignorance for quoting at length from the Francis Review, but in
order to prove, beyond doubt rather than just on a balance of probability it was necessary.
It is also a pity that the challenge made was denied.
Anyone else out there have any proof or denials they wish to add?
edit on 6-1-2014 by Shuftystick because: Spelling, re spacing for the sake of clarity and just because I felt like it