Tuesday, 3 July 2012

I Don’t Really Know What To Say About This…

…but while it’s undoubtedly awful, can anyone familiar with the horror stories about NHS failures say it’s a surprise? Certainly, for those of us who have had the misfortune to experience NHS ‘care’ it’s no revelation.

But some things do still stand out in their capacity to reveal the breathtaking contempt in which the state systems hold their ‘customers’:
Following his death, a nurse allegedly inquired whether the family, from Balham, South-West London, was 'finished' and asked a matron in front of them whether she could 'bag him up'.
Miss Cronin said: 'The main doctor came out and you could tell he was really angry. He said: “You need to go and see your son. He's dying.”
The couple then found their son lying in blood and fluid-soaked sheets and a nurse came in and asked them to help her to change them.
This was the same nurse who asked if she could ‘bag up’ the body in front of the grieving relatives. And, once again, even while this PR disaster is unfolding around them, their thoughts are only of themselves:
Nurses at the hospital were said to have been offered counselling as a result of Mr Gorny's death.
Would it even work? I mean, on people so utterly devoid of normal human compassion?
The inquest continues. The case is still being considered by the Crown Prosecution Service.
I hope that’s because they are waiting until the inquest finishes, and not because there’s really a doubt in their minds that they need to take action.

1 comment:

Mjolinir said...

From the specific to the generic -
\\ Patients in hospital are needlessly dying in pain and being stripped of their dignity and privacy, the first national survey of bereaved families has found.The survey, by the Office of National Statistics, found that half of families said hospital nurses did not always treat their dying family member with respect. Almost a third said the quality of care in hospital was fair or poor and only 35 per cent of families rated pain relief in hospital in the final two days as excellent. Hospital care was rated worse than that received by patients dying at home, in a care home or in a hospice on almost all of the 59 questions.