Oh THOSE Death Panels ….

Posted: October 11, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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…well maybe “Death Panel” is the wrong word perhaps we should call it: “Medical indifference

Doctors say Fenton is an example of patients who have been condemned to death on the Liverpool care pathway plan. They argue that while it is suitable for patients who do have only days to live, it is being used more widely in the NHS, denying treatment to elderly patients who are not dying.

Fenton’s daughter, Christine Ball, who had been looking after her mother before she was admitted to the Conquest hospital in Hastings, East Sussex, on January 11, says she had to fight hospital staff for weeks before her mother was taken off the plan and given artificial feeding.

well it’s not as if the staff was uncaring or unfeeling…oh wait:

Ball insisted that her mother was not dying but her objections were ignored. A nurse even approached her to say: “What do you want done with your mother’s body?”

But nope these aren’t death panels nothing to see here. And we certainly won’t see anything like that here will we?

Protein Wisdom isn’t worried, nor is David Henderson Neptunus Lex or Verum Serum. They’re not worried this will happen here, they’re convinced!

More here.

Update: Gateway Pundit notices that this isn’t the only weird thing going on in the wonderful world of government run medicine:

The Telegraph reported that Matthew Millington, 31, died at home in Brown Lees, near Stoke-on-Trent, after receiving the organs from a donor who is believed to have smoked between 30 and 50 roll-up cigarettes a day, an inquest heard

Such joy.

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