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  • Woman, 22, in agonising pain forced to use coat as pillow on floor for five hours as she waited

    01/16/2018 4:23:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 16, 2018 | Andy Wells
    Woman, 22, in agonising pain forced to use coat as pillow on floor of A&E for five hours as she waited for a bedA woman used a coat as a pillow as she lay on the floor of A&E in agonising pain for five hours as there were no beds available. Kyra Dew, suffers from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and was rushed to hospital last week after collapsing at home while she recovered from an operation. The 22-year-old, from Leominster, Herefordshire, started suffering stabbing pains on 10 January and mum Sandra drove her to Hereford County Hospital.
  • Woman Asks For Female Nurse During Very Private Exam - She Got A Man Dressed As A Woman

    01/05/2018 8:15:55 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 28 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 01-05-2017 | Tim Brown
    A woman shall not wear man’s clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman’s clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God. -Deuteronomy 22:5 A woman in the United Kingdom discovered just how far her society has devolved when she went in for a very private exam and asked for a woman nurse to attend. What she got was a male nurse dressed as a woman, claiming that he was "transgender." In fact, she said she was “embarrassed and distressed” that he had stubble on his face and tattoos on his body. Newsweek reports:...
  • Woman Asks for Female Nurse During Sensitive Exam, Gets Social Justice Instead

    01/05/2018 5:10:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    conservativetribune.com ^ | Jan 4, 2018 | Steven Beyer
    Can a society “progress” too far? For one UK woman, the answer is a resounding, “Yes.” She learned the hard way that when a society champions itself as “progressive,” there are serious consequences. And those consequences can backfire at any given moment. One woman went in for a very private and personal cervical smear test and specifically asked for a female NHS nurse to administer the exam. What she got, however, was something else entirely. She explained that the nurse “had an obviously male appearance … close-cropped hair, a … large number of tattoos and facial stubble.” The patient then...
  • Britain’s single-payer health care crisis: NHS cancels 50,000 surgeries amid hospital chaos

    01/05/2018 8:31:40 PM PST · by TBP · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 5, 2018 | Jana J. Pruet
    Britain’s National Health Service has ordered hospitals to cancel as many as 55,000 planned surgeries amid chaos from a spike in winter illnesses. Instructions on Tuesday from NHS Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh called for “all but the most urgent cases” to be canceled until at least February, which includes closing outpatient clinics for weeks, The Telegraph reported. The jump in flu cases has come at a time when many hospitals had almost reached capacity, and according to The Telegraph, frail patients are “facing 12-hour waits and some units running out of corridor space.” Metro reported that hospital occupancy rates...
  • Theresa May FINALLY apologises for 55,000 cancelled operations after denying NHS was in crisis

    01/04/2018 4:58:04 PM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | January 4, 2018 | Nicola Bartlett
    Theresa May has apologised for delays to NHS operations, saying she knows it's "difficult", "frustrating" and "disappointing". The Prime Minister had previously denied the NHS was in crisis saying it was “better prepared for this winter than ever before”. The NHS was forced to enact emergency measures after hospitals failed to keep up with the high demand. This included cancelling an estimated 55,000 operations such as hip replacements were axed until February. Jeremy Corbyn said it was not 'good enough' when the 'Tory Government has caused this crisis'. He tweeted: "Nurses, doctors and patients are pleading with her to properly...
  • NHS hospitals ordered to cancel all routine operations in January [truncated title]

    01/04/2018 7:48:21 AM PST · by Brilliant · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/3/2018 | Laura Donnelly and Henry Bodkin
    Every hospital in the country has been ordered to cancel all non-urgent surgery until at least February in an unprecedented step... The instructions... which will see result in around 50,000 operations being axed - followed claims by senior doctors that patients were being treated in “third world” conditions... Hospitals are reporting growing chaos, with a spike in winter flu leaving frail patients facing 12-hour waits, and some units running out of corridor space. [The] NHS medical director...ordered NHS trusts to stop taking all but the most urgent cases, closing outpatients clinics for weeks as well as cancelling around 50,000 planned...
  • Third World Conditions’: UK’s Socialised Health Service Forced to Cancel Non-Emergency Operations

    01/03/2018 10:39:24 AM PST · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jan 2018 | Liam Deacon
    Around 55,000 planned procedures are expected to be axed in a desperate attempt to free up beds, the Evening Standard reports. One senior doctor claimed that patients are being treated in “third world” conditions in some hospitals. Other NHS trusts have abandoned basic rules that state that men and women should be kept on separate wards and some patients are facing a 12-hour wait to receive Accident and Emergency care as hospitals run out of space. The emergency has been preceded by a growing flu crisis, and as of Tuesday, 12 NHS trusts covering millions of people have said they...
  • NHS hospitals told to take drastic measures amid winter crisis (UK)

    01/02/2018 5:42:01 PM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    the Guardian ^ | 1-2-18 | Denis Campbell, Sarah Marsh
    Hospitals’ inability to keep up with the demand for care on Tuesday night prompted NHS England to tell them to take unprecedented measures to try and stabilise the service. They included cancelling outpatient appointments and day case surgery, extending an existing ban on non-urgent surgery until the end of the month and deploying consultants in A&E units to assess if patients really are a medical emergency. Amid growing evidence of chaos as the NHS’s winter crisis bites, hospitals are being forced to create makeshift wards for patients, growing numbers are declaring a black alert – an official admission that they...
  • NHS waiting lists 'to hit five million by 2021', says health chief Simon Stevens

    11/08/2017 7:20:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 8, 2017 | By Paul Kelso, Health Correspondent
    NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has warned five million people will be left waiting for treatment if the Government does not increase health service funding in the Budget. Mr Stevens said failure to increase funding would add one million people to the waiting list by 2021. Speaking at the NHS Providers conference in Birmingham, Mr Stevens said: "NHS England's assessment of the funding position is that the Budget for next year falls well short of what is needed to look after patients and their families at their time of greatest need. Mr Stevens said the NHS would not be...
  • NHS provokes fury with indefinite surgery ban for smokers and obese

    10/20/2017 3:28:51 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 49 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10/17/2017 | Laura Donnelley
    The NHS will ban patients from surgery indefinitely unless they lose weight or quit smoking, under controversial plans drawn up in Hertfordshire. The restrictions - thought to be the most extreme yet to be introduced by health services - immediately came under attack from the Royal College of Surgeons.
  • NHS bans surgeries for smokers, obese people

    10/18/2017 8:34:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | Rick Moran
    The British National Health Service (NHS) has provoked a firestorm by temporarily banning surgeries on people who smoke, and those who are obese. Patients who smoke must quit for at least 8 weeks before non-urgent surgery and obese people must lose weight before the NHS gives the go ahead. The Telegraph: In recent years, a number of areas have introduced delays for such patients - with some told operations will be put back for months, during which time they are expected to try to lose weight or stop smoking. But the new rules, drawn up by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)...
  • NHS provokes fury with indefinite surgery ban for smokers and obese

    10/18/2017 6:48:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 89 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 17, 2017 | Laura Donnelly
    The NHS will ban patients from surgery indefinitely unless they lose weight or quit smoking, under controversial plans drawn up in Hertfordshire. The restrictions - thought to be the most extreme yet to be introduced by health services - immediately came under attack from the Royal College of Surgeons.
  • NHS provokes fury with indefinite surgery ban for smokers and obese (socialized medicine)

    10/18/2017 6:37:13 AM PDT · by NRx · 80 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10-18-2017 | Laura Donnelly
    The NHS will ban patients from surgery indefinitely unless they lose weight or quit smoking, under controversial plans drawn up in Hertfordshire. The restrictions - thought to be the most extreme yet to be introduced by health services - immediately came under attack from the Royal College of Surgeons. Its vice president called for an “urgent rethink” of policies which he said were “discriminatory” and went against the fundamental principles of the NHS. In recent years, a number of areas have introduced delays for such patients - with some told operations will be put back for months, during which time...
  • A Toddler With a Broken Leg Was 'Sent Home With a Cast on the Wrong Leg'

    09/20/2017 12:21:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 20 SEP 2017 | OLIVER RODERICK
    The two-year-old spent the day in agonyA toddler who went to hospital with a broken leg was given a cast on the wrong leg, her mum has claimed. Samantha Green’s daughter Tammy, who is two-and-a-half years old, was injured after a fall inside the family car. Her mum took her to A&E at Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli, where she was given an X ray on her right leg. Ms Green claims medics then put the plaster on the left leg. “Tammy fell off the back seat of the car, so I took her to the hospital on Saturday,” Miss Green,...
  • It’s too late for my son, but the end of the campaign for ‘normal birth’ is welcome

    08/17/2017 7:56:10 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 28 replies
    UKGuardian online ^ | 8/14/17 | James Titcombe
    The decision by the Royal College of Midwives to withdraw its decade-long campaign for “normal birth” has come much too late for my own son, Joshua, who sadly died nine days after being born, but is a welcome step. The approach for too long influenced a style of care in maternity wards that put lives at risk. These were the words spoken by Cumbria coroner Ian Smith, as he began summing up the inquest into the death of Joshua, on 6 June 2011: “With advances in medical science and techniques, childbirth has become safer and safer, to the point where...
  • 100,000 terminally ill patients denied hospice care [single payer]

    08/02/2017 6:35:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    SKY News ^ | August 2, 2017 | By Paul Kelso
    One in four terminally ill people who need expert end-of-life care are not receiving it because of funding pressures, the hospice movement has told Sky News. Hospice UK said as many as 118,000 people in the UK with terminal or life-limiting conditions are not able to access palliative care from its members. On average, hospices most of which are charities, receive just one-third of their funding from the NHS and rely on donations, shops, bequests and investments for the rest. Hospice UK said two-thirds of hospices had their NHS funding cut or frozen last year. It argues that with more...
  • Six month wait for 65-year-old skydiver's glaucoma appointment is 'unacceptable' UK

    07/31/2017 10:09:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Devonlive.com ^ | July 31, 2017 | Joe Bulmer
    Six month wait for 65-year-old skydiver's glaucoma appointment is 'unacceptable' By JoeBulmer  |  Posted: July 31, 2017 A 65-year-old Devon skydiver suffering with glaucoma has had to wait for months to have his condition looked at and the man's hospital has admitted "patients are waiting longer" to be seen. David Tylcoat, from Burrington near Chulmleigh, is meant to have a routine eye exam every six months to check how his condition is being managed. Two weeks ago David rang the Eye Clinic at North Devon District Hospital to find out why he had not received a notification to come in...
  • Charlie Gard:A cruel AND ignorant campaign(Barf Alert)

    07/27/2017 9:13:58 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 18 replies
    melaniephillips.com ^ | July 26th 2017 | Melanie Phillips
    The agonising case of Charlie Gard, the 11-month old baby dying from a rare form of mitochondrial disease, is edging towards a no less agonising conclusion. Today, his parents agreed that he should be transferred from Great Ormond Street hospital in London (GOSH) to a hospice to spend there his final period of life. The hospice was a compromise. The parents have been fighting the plan for their baby’s end of life care just as they had fought the decision that he should no longer be kept alive. They wanted to bring Charlie home to die. The hospital refused to...
  • Charlie Gard parents' 'worst fears' confirmed as legal fight ends

    07/24/2017 7:01:42 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 24th July 2017 | BBC News
    The parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard have ended their legal challenge to take him to the US for experimental treatment. A lawyer representing Chris Gard and Connie Yates told the High Court that "time had run out" for the baby. Grant Armstrong said Charlie's parents had made the decision because an American doctor said it was too late to give him nucleoside therapy. "The parents worst nightmare have been confirmed", Mr Armstrong said. He told the presiding judge Mr Justice Francis that US neurologist Dr Michio Hirano had said he was no longer willing to offer the baby experimental...
  • US ranked worst healthcare system, while the NHS is the best(Hurl Alert)

    07/14/2017 7:55:45 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 51 replies
    New scientist ^ | 14th July 2017 | Andy Coghlan
    A comparison of health systems in 11 wealthy nations has found the US falling short by multiple measures, while the UK’s National Health Service leads in several categories. “We measured performance quality across five domains, and the USA fell short in all five,” says Eric Schneider of the Commonwealth Fund think tank in Washington DC. The domains were ease of access to healthcare, how equal access is to people of different incomes, administrative efficiency, how well the care process works for people who use it, and how good the health outcomes are. The analysis included data from sources including the...