Monday, March 08, 2010

The Blissful State of Health Care in the UK

Or Maybe not so blissful. Despite Labour's billions, nurses say patients are STILL treated in kitchens, abandoned in mop cupboards, and left without meals or privacy on mixed-sex wards | Mail Online

The bureaucrats have said certain targets must be met. Real adequate care doesn't seem to be one of the targets.
Examples of appalling care cited by staff included:
  • A woman 'barely coping' after a miscarriage being sent to a ward with male patients.
  • Children left at 'high security risk' and a threat of infection when adults were put on their ward.
  • One overflow ward being so crammed a nurse could not reach the emergency buzzer when someone had a heart attack. She had to run into the corridor to yell for help.
  • One patient being left in a mop cupboard where there was only room for a chair, not a bed. At another hospital, a kitchen was set aside for two beds.
  • A hospital discharging elderly patients before they were ready.
  • Another using a ward which had been 'condemned' for patient use.
  • Up to three patients being crammed into a tiny office cluttered with staff belongings.
  • Eighteen patients being stuck on trolleys in the corridor of a medical assessment unit.
I can't wait until the government controls our health care!

1 comment:

Phigmeta said...

notice how they closed the comment section ....

damn the UK is getting scary