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  • 5-year-old girl died hours after doctor turned her away for being a few minutes late

    03/01/2018 1:32:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 73 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | Mar 1, 2018
    A 5-year-old girl in Newport, Wales, died just hours after a doctor refused to see her because she was late to her appointment, according to the BBC. The girl's mother, Shanice Clark, has been searching for answers since her daughter, Ellie-May, died from bronchial asthma in 2015, according to the New York Post. Thanks to a coroner’s inquest into her daughter's death, she was finally given some answers on Monday. The coroner ruled that Grange Clinic “missed” the opportunity to “provide potentially live-saving treatment” to her child, Sky News reports. Florida woman finds hidden camera in her fan The 5-year-old...
  • Alfie Evans’ Parents Appeal Judge’s Ruling That Hospital Can Shut Off His Life Support Without...

    02/26/2018 12:04:59 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 23, 2018 | Dave Andrusko
    FULL TITLE: Alfie Evans’ Parents Appeal Judge’s Ruling That Hospital Can Shut Off His Life Support Without Their Consent As NRL News Today reported on Tuesday, the ventilator keeping grievously ill Alfie Evans alive could be turned off as early as Friday. However in an impromptu press conference outside the Queens Building in the Royal Courts of Justice in London, his father, Tom Evans, said the battle “isn’t over, this is just the start” moments after Mr. Justice Hayden ruled in favor of Alder Hey Hospital which wishes to turn Alfie’s ventilator off. But an eleventh-hour legal appeal would be...
  • The Not-So-Precious Truth About the ‘Precious’ NHS (Britain Can't Admit Healthcare System Failure)

    02/16/2018 8:27:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/16/2018 | Bruce Bawer
    When British Prime Minister Theresa May gave her traditional New Year's speech on December 31, one line -- actually, just one word -- jumped out at me. May spoke of the importance of “taking a balanced approach to government spending, so we get our debt falling but can also invest in the things that matter -- our schools, our police and our precious NHS.” Yes, “precious.” She actually described the National Health Service as precious! Now, one might easily forgive her for describing, say, Britain's finest doctors and nurses as -- oh, I don't know -- how about “treasured”? Or...
  • British Journal of General Practice Urges NHS to Display LGBT Rainbow Flags in Waiting Rooms

    02/01/2018 5:25:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 31, 2018 | Charlie Nash
    The British Journal of General Practice has urged the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) to display LGBT rainbow flags in waiting rooms. Displaying the rainbow flag could “make patients feel more comfortable,” according to Pink News, who reported that, “The British Journal of General Practice has published guidelines to urge more than 50,000 doctors and medical researchers to put Pride flags in the waiting rooms of their practices. ”
  • Single Payer is Doomed Before It Starts

    02/09/2018 10:31:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2018 | Ted Noel, MD
    Donald Trump tweeted that Britain's National Health Service is "broke and not working." All too true: expenses have forced 40% of walk-in health centers to close, all elective surgery in January to be cancelled, and primary care has been decimated, it's not surprising that problems have surfaced. It is just as predictable that the usual call for "more money" echoes around the UK. All this is the result of economic laws that have been completely ignored since the days of Aneurin Bevan, the father of the UK NHS. The first is the Law of Rationing. In short, "Everything is...
  • Donald Trump attacks the UK's health service, and Britain hits back

    02/05/2018 11:59:26 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies ^ | February 6, 2018 | James Masters
    Donald Trump's habit of testing the US relationship with Britain took a new turn Monday when he attacked the UK's National Health Service, claiming it is "going broke and not working." The US President hit out on Twitter minutes after a segment aired on Fox News that highlighted winter strains on the UK health care system. Trump accused Democrats of pushing a similar universal health care system for the US." The Democrats are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke and not working. Dems want to greatly...
  • Jeremy Hunt vs Donald Trump

    02/05/2018 2:33:21 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 9 replies
    Guido Fawks ^ | February 5th 2018 | Guido Fawks
    President Trump tweets criticising the NHS: The Democrats are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke and not working. Dems want to greatly raise taxes for really bad and non-personal medical care. No thanks!Jeremy Hunt hits back: I may disagree with claims made on that march but not ONE of them wants to live in a system where 28m people have no cover. NHS may have challenges but I’m proud to be from the country that invented universal coverage - where all get care no matter the...
  • Stephen Hawking to Take Hunt to Court Over NHS

    01/30/2018 11:41:07 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 30 January 2018
    A group of campaigners, including Prof Stephen Hawking, has been given permission to challenge a government health policy in the High Court. They will pursue a judicial review against Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and NHS England over plans to create accountable care organisations (ACOs). These are to act as partnership bodies incorporating hospitals, community services and councils. Campaigners say it risks privatisation, but this is denied by ministers. 'Radical changes' NHS England wants hospitals and other trusts to work closely with GPs and social care services to look after more patients in their communities rather than in hospital. In some...
  • brute doc Woman injured in nightclub assault realises hospital doctor is ‘her attacker'...

    01/22/2018 8:22:06 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 01/17/2018
    The senior doctor, named as Vladimir Naumov, has now been fired for his violent actions by the regional health ministry. Ms Dmitrieva, believed to be aged 20, went to the hospital so that her injuries could be registered, allowing her to make a complaint to police over the nightclub incident. She also wanted treatment for her wounds. Health chiefs rejected the doctor’s explanation that at the nightclub he had been defending a midwife who was attacked by a gang of women. Naumov said: “I couldn’t stand there and watch this massacre. “Any man would have tried to stop such a...
  • 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 · 33 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 Sensitive Exam, Gets Social Justice Instead

    01/05/2018 5:10:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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.