Wonder what you would find if you frisked the wonderful health-care system of Great Britain?
Answer: Gee… ‘Death panels’ might actually be a reality.
Good job UK! Times Online reports:
AN 80-year-old grandmother who doctors identified as terminally ill and left to starve to death has recovered after her outraged daughter intervened.
Hazel Fenton, from East Sussex, is alive nine months after medics ruled she had only days to live, withdrew her antibiotics and denied her artificial feeding. The former school matron had been placed on a controversial care plan intended to ease the last days of dying patients.
Doctors say Fenton is an example of patients who have been condemned to death on the Liverpool care pathway plan. They argue that while it is suitable for patients who do have only days to live, it is being used more widely in the NHS, denying treatment to elderly patients who are not dying.
Fenton was admitted to hospital suffering from pneumonia. Although Ball acknowledged that her mother was very ill she was astonished when a junior doctor told her she was going to be placed on the plan to “make her more comfortable” in her last days.
Ball insisted that her mother was not dying but her objections were ignored. A nurse even approached her to say: “What do you want done with your mother’s body?”
One word: scary! Shocking how the left idolizes this type of health-care system, while not a single Democrat in office has made a vow they’ll accept the coverage they want to throw on the American people. Really makes you think… But hell, they got their Cadillac health-care plans so why should they care about ordinary Americans? After all, it was clear at the town hall meetings that they didn’t care about their constituents.
We’re not done yet! How about this story:
Matthew Millington, 31, died at home in Brown Lees, near Stoke-on-Trent, after receiving the organs from a donor who is believed to have smoked between 30 and 50 roll-up cigarettes a day, an inquest heard.
Following the death, an investigation at Papworth Hospital, in Cambridge, pinpointed a string of problems, including issues with communication, record-keeping and patient handover. It found that a radiographer had failed to highlight the growth of a cancerous tumour.
Oops! Honest mistake, right? Try and defend that one liberals… Seriously, if you could, you might win a Nobel Prize. Haha.
Kudos to Sarah Palin… again!