Skip to comments.The NHS has reached its crisis point (UK state healthcare)
Posted on 11/09/2013 11:39:21 PM PST by Olog-hai
For more than 65 years the National Health Service has occupied a sainted position in British life. Even the most radical, right-leaning Governments have hesitated before embarking on reforms which could be characterized by opponents as cuts. In recent years, however, the halo has slipped dramatically.
Now, details from a secret report on Wexham Park Hospital have provided devastating confirmation.
The report highlights huge structural problems, with a top-heavy cadre of bureaucrats spending their timeand our moneyfeuding with each other, against a backdrop of deepening financial problems and a chronic bed shortage. Shockingly, we have also established that 3,500 people died last year because of NHS blunders, a rise of a quarter in just a year.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
and don't expect quick response for a broken arm:
And so you have an acute appendix....?
Mark Wattson, 35, from Swindon may have been the victim of botched surgery after he had to have his appendix removed twice
To his shock, surgeons from the same team told him that not only was his appendix still inside him, but it had ruptured - a potentially fatal complication.
In a second operation it was finally removed, leaving Mr Wattson fearing another organ might have been taken out during the first procedure.
The blunder has left Mr Wattson jobless, as bosses at the shop where he worked did not believe his story and sacked him.
Mr Wattson told of the moment he realised there had been a serious mistake.
'I was lying on a stretcher in terrible pain and a doctor came up to me and said that my appendix had burst,' he said.
'I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I told these people I had my appendix out just four weeks earlier but there it was on the scanner screen for all to see.
'I thought, "What the hell did they slice me open for in the first place?"
'I feel that if the surgery had been done correctly in the first place I wouldn't be in the mess I am today. I'm disgusted by the whole experience.'
Mr Wattson first went under the knife on July 7 after experiencing severe abdominal pain for several weeks. He was discharged but exactly a month later he had to dial 999 after collapsing in agony. Mr Wattson
Mr Wattson was readmitted to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon after his appendix ruptured.
Nurse will see you now.
....and Google: "Liverpool Pathway Controversy" to read about euthanizing thousands of NHS patients a year.
and we’re only in the third year of our disaster.
Yeah...on another posting says we fought and won WWII faster than Obama got his web site working.....and killed significantly less Americans in the process.
yup. it’s been nothing but government of the politicians, by the politicians and for the politicians ever since the American people won WWII.
Who would want to be operated on by a surgeon if they knew his death rate was 40 per cent?
At Wexham Park it was not just kept quiet: the consultant was promoted. And when a fellow surgeon tried to raise the alarm, he was blocked and harassed at every turn.
Man, over two minutes since the last post on any thread. Things gets pretty slow on FR this time of the night.
Chaos and mismanagement always happen when govt runs healthcare and makes costs of care an issue that must be reduced.