Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Socialized Medicine - You Can't Sue the Government

So they don't care. 'Sunday hospital staff nearly killed my mother’ - Telegraph

This story details the near-death of an elderly patient on Sunday in a UK hospital because no one was in charge, really. It boils down to one statement.
That junior doctor – and I don’t blame him individually, but regard his behaviour as symptomatic of the attitude of too many parts of the medical establishment that had trained him – made a calculation that Sunday. He didn’t understand why my mother was dying, but he preferred to let her die rather than disturb the consultant who was being paid to be on-call.
Had she died, and the truth came out (she was not being given the correct medication) there would have been a public apology by all concerned, but not even a slap on the wrist.

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