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    'Cruel and neglectful' care of one million NHS patients exposed

    There is another thread about the abysmal care of expectant mothers under the English NHS system. In that thread, many lefties and a few Brits did everything possible to kill the messenger rather than dispute the message.

    Here is another story on the caregivers at NHS. I realize that the vast majority of doctors and nurses in the British system do everything possible to provide proper care to their patients, but obviously there is a large number that need to find another line of work.

    I read that the NHS has a staff of 1.4 million, most of whom are bureaucrats. In my opinion, that is the fear of many here in the U.S. We all see how bloated government entities become. Just look at our school systems. National health care is NOT the answer.

    One million NHS patients have been the victims of appalling care in hospitals across Britain, according to a major report released today.

    In the last six years, the Patients Association claims hundreds of thousands have suffered from poor standards of nursing, often with 'neglectful, demeaning, painful and sometimes downright cruel' treatment.

    The charity has disclosed a horrifying catalogue of elderly people left in pain, in soiled bed clothes, denied adequate food and drink, and suffering from repeatedly cancelled operations, missed diagnoses and dismissive staff.
    'Cruel and neglectful' care of one million NHS patients exposed - Telegraph

    What do you think the chances are of seeing this in our mainstream media? Slim or none??

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    Re: 'Cruel and neglectful' care of one million NHS patients exposed

    This happens now in our current healthcare system.
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    Re: 'Cruel and neglectful' care of one million NHS patients exposed

    Quote Originally Posted by mixedmedia View Post
    This happens now in our current healthcare system.
    Of course it does, to a very limited extent. I've never seen any report on U.S. health care that claims the kinds of numbers outlined in this British report.

    Most of the poor care in this country is in nursing homes that employ poorly trained aids at low wages.

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    The government cannot run anything large scale effectively or efficiently. Any capitalist can tell you that. This is just proof of there claims. I personally find NHS treatment is hard to come by because of the pathetic waiting lists for something as simple as a scan. I have the option to go private. Some people are not as fortunate as i am.
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    Re: 'Cruel and neglectful' care of one million NHS patients exposed

    There is also the risk of being uninsured and sitting under $25,000+ debt essentially for the benefit of a simple scan that I would have been happy to wait for. This is my situation.
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    Re: 'Cruel and neglectful' care of one million NHS patients exposed

    My NHS care has always been perfect. Always fast, yes i can find faults but who can't?

    And i am sure cruel care in the form of rejection occurs in US.


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    Re: 'Cruel and neglectful' care of one million NHS patients exposed

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    My NHS care has always been perfect. Always fast, yes i can find faults but who can't?

    And i am sure cruel care in the form of rejection occurs in US.
    One million of your countrymen were not so lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mixedmedia View Post
    There is also the risk of being uninsured and sitting under $25,000+ debt essentially for the benefit of a simple scan that I would have been happy to wait for. This is my situation.
    Why aren't you insured??

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    i'm always amazed that we seem to think we can't do it better. what happened to the attitude that americans CAN do better?

    and i believe that for every horror story out of britian, i can find one to match in america.

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    What gets me is that our leftwing politicians want to ram this through Congress upon the American citizenry, while not knowing the foreign systems they promote nor the bill that sits in front of them. They are incompetent to do the job elected for.
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