View Full Version : "State ran" health care, in action

03-17-2009, 03:25 PM
'Shocking' treatment at Stafford Hospital may have killed 400, watchdog says (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article5924777.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=2015164)

Patients admitted for emergency treatment at an NHS Trust were subjected to “shocking and appalling” care that included untrained receptionists carrying out medical checks and heart monitors being switched off, a report concluded today.

The Healthcare Commission, the NHS standards watchdog, said that evidence suggested that as many as 400 deaths at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust could have been prevented and may have been the result of poor care.

The commission’s investigation, based on more than 300 interviews and an examination of more than 1,000 documents, uncovered inadequately trained staff who were too few in number, junior doctors left in charge at night, and patients left without food, drink or medication as their operations were repeatedly cancelled.

Receptionists with no medical training were expected to assess patients coming into A&E.

This is what the American Health Care System will look like soon...

03-17-2009, 04:05 PM
at first glance - I though the title of this thread was SATAN RUNS HEALTHCARE . . . .