Skip to comments.Cash crisis in NHS leaves patients lying on operating tables (UK socialized healthcare)
Posted on 07/18/2010 8:45:39 AM PDT by Qbert
A cash crisis in the NHS has left patients lying on the operating table before doctors realised vital equipment had not been ordered, according to a leaked report.
Women in labour have been forced to wait while epidural equipment was borrowed from other hospitals, while other patients have been denied chest drains and radiology supplies, according to doctors at South London Healthcare Trust.
Minutes of a meeting between medical staff and the trusts chief executive say cash flow problems at the trust which has a £50 million deficit, mean vital equipment is regularly not ordered. A separate letter sent to managers of the trust, one of the largest in the country, says consultants have been misled into carrying out operations when it was not safe to go ahead because of bed shortages.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
COMING SOON >>>
To a HOSPITAL near You!!!
We are on our way to the same problems.
Medical care provided by the Dept. of Motor Vehicles.
The efficiency of the Post Office
The customer service of the DMV
and the compassion of the IRS
Well stated ...
Wonder if any of them were members of the very wealthy class, or of the ruling class?
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