NHS – the human abattoir

Anonymous said…
My girlfriend is a NHS nurse in a so called geriatric unit. She says the doctors who come in are on retainers from private and council owned nursing homes, and are quick to diagnose patients as demented or unsafe to care for themselves at home. She says that senior nurses collude with the doctors against patients who have property/assets to pay for nursing care. She feels those who come into hospital with no assets and no family backing are more or less left to die as they have nothing more to give the system.

She cant wait to move into maternity care and is scared to take it any further because of management closing ranks, a la Common Purpose.

               Sir David Nicholson, running a death camp                  masquerading as a hospital.  

Up to 50pc of deaths at Mid-Staffs NHS trust on Care Pathway

UP to 50 per cent of patients dying at the scandal-hit Mid-Staffordshire NHS trust have been placed on a controversial “pathway” to death, The Daily Telegraph has learnt.

Up to 50pc of deaths at Mid-Staffs NHS trust on Care Pathway

Up to 50pc of deaths at Mid-Staffs NHS trust on Care Pathway Photo: GETTY
By , Social Affairs Editor
6:00AM GMT 15 Feb 2013
Figures disclosed by the hospital under the Freedom of Information Act show that use of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) rose markedly in the wake of the introduction of targets promoting its use in 2009.
The system of care, intended to give patients greater dignity and less pain in the final hours of their lives, is under review after claims that medical staff across the UK had put people in it without proper safeguards.
It involves removing treatments deemed to be more harmful than helpful including, where appropriate, reducing food and fluids.
But a series of families have come forward to claim that their loved ones were placed on the treatment regime without any consultation or even when they were not imminently dying.
It emerged last year that almost two thirds of trusts using the system had been receiving payouts from the state for hitting targets linked to its use.
Mid Staffordshire has been at the centre of a storm over standards in the NHS after a public inquiry into the unnecessary deaths of between 400 and 1,200 people at Mid Staffs between 2005 and 2009.
There is no evidence that any of those deaths were linked to the LCP, which was only implemented at Mid Staffs at the end of the period in question.
But the figures show that its use at the trust has risen steadily from just over one in 10 of those who died at Mid Staffs in November 2009, to 41 per cent in the same month a year later.
The use of the LCP at Mid Staffs peaked at 50 per cent of all deaths in September 2010 and has been between 20 and 30 per cent virtually every month since.
In the financial year 2009 to 2010, the trust received just under £129,000 in special performance-related payments linked to its adoption of the LCP.
Since then targets relating to the LCP have been incorporated into the hospital’s main contract so do not carry separate payments.
Overall just under 20 per cent of all patients who died at Mid Staffs in the final quarter of 2009 were on the LCP. In 2010 that rose to 29 per cent overall and in 2011 was just under a quarter.
Robert Courteney-Harris, medical director at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The purpose of the Pathway is to ensure that patients are always treated with dignity and that, wherever possible, they are involved in decisions about their care, and that carers and families are always involved in the decision-making process.
“The decision to put a patient on the Pathway is always a clinical decision, and never related to any financial incentives.
“The Liverpool Care Pathway allows patients to die with as much dignity and in as little distress as possible.
“Trust policy is that patients, carers and families should always be informed when the Pathway is being used, or when it is withdrawn.
“It is widely accepted as good practice in end-of-life care.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9871169/Up-to-50pc-of-deaths-at-Mid-Staffs-NHS-trust-on-Care-Pathway.html

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3 Responses to “NHS – the human abattoir”

  1. Anonymous says:

    My girlfriend is a NHS nurse in a so called geriatric unit. She says the doctors who come in are on retainers from private and council owned nursing homes, and are quick to diagnose patients as demented or unsafe to care for themselves at home. She says that senior nurses collude with the doctors against patients who have property/assets to pay for nursing care. She feels those who come into hospital with no assets and no family backing are more or less left to die as they have nothing more to give the system.

    She cant wait to move into maternity care and is scared to take it any further because of management closing ranks, a la Common Purpose.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Very simple. Get your elderly loved ones out of the New World Order/NHS/Eugenics/Death Panel/Agenda 21 programmes:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223836/I-survived-death-pathway-Patricia-82-given-days-live-family-defied-doctors-gave-water-straw–shes-planning-world-cruise.html

    I too have a girlfriend who works for the NHS. She works on a fairly high-dependency childrens’ ward and the s**t the NHS/Big Pharma/Government are trying on is disgusting… but not surprising when you consider how evil TPTB are.

    The particular ward she works on is a like a human lab-rat. Drugs are being trialed and administered. If the kids die then Big-Pharma have profited and the globalist government just pass it off as another statistic.

    However, it’s the kids that are really ill and have little hope. Big-Pharma get to ‘trial’ their latest concoctions for free… because they know the kids and their parents will do anything to stay alive… just like cancer patients are duped into thinking a cure will be found for their disease. This ‘service’ we call the NHS comes with smiles on faces and the false illusion of hope.

    And don’t forget… ALL diseases are man-made… especially the most brutal: cancer. Big-Pharma are just there to profit from your agony until you are no longer profitable… i.e. you die.

    Depressing but true, I’m afraid.

  3. Shazza says:

    Having worked in a nursing home as an RMN (mental health nurse).. I would say that the amount of medications our elders are on, is staggering.

    Worst – often they are not reviewed. Some are, but it really depends on the integrity/ time/ dedication of the prescribing GPs…

    I managed to persuade a GP to half the amount of anti-psychotic drugs one man was taking… He was bed bound, no history of aggression or psychosis… quite why he was on them, no one knew.

    Within a couple of weeks, the gentleman was able to communicate verbally, walk with assistance…
    Just one example. Would have liked to see him off it totally, but i had to leave as I found it too distressing, it really affected me.

    Often, the elderly are on in excess of 6 -8 different medications per day… including ironically, medicine for acid, caused by having all these toxins in first place(quite often given on empty stomach first thing, due to staffing time pressures…
    (I was very outspoken about this practice and damage caused).

    It used to take me 1 and half hours to dispense morning meds to 25 residents. Tragic.

    Many (not all )GPs, are reluctant to come out and review medically, unless there is SIGNIFICANT medical decline.

    I was recruited by a private healthcare company who seduced me with their ‘flagship dementia care’.. and apparently being non profit making…

    The reality? Budget of £2.40 per resident per day, for ALL food.. some were paying £800-£900 per week for their care…

    Non profit making… maybe … but the fatcat executives have their seminars overseas, drive jags etc… read this on a forum by staff members… oh, but wait – this organisation are ‘specialists in dementia care’

    Finally – my suggestions, if you have a family member in a nursing home:

    *Request (through Manager or Deputy) GP attend for review, with family member notified so they an be present. This is good practice anyway, to involve NOK / family.

    *Do not be afraid to assert yourself with Gp – why loved one is on medication.. doseage etc.. do not be fobbed off…’is it still necessary?’

    *Take note of, and research yourself. Often, people are on antidepressants which are not even helping , because they are such low doses (GP can forget to increase)

    *Don’t be afraid to BADGER and go to Manager if you are being fobbed off.

    *Advocates are available in each area, to represent those with no NOK.

    Finally – take your loved one out for trips if you can.. anything ‘normal’ and uplifting, a few hours away…

    Sadly, research shows that people deteriorate and die more quickly in homes….. partly because it is not heir ‘home’.. the standards of care vary greatly…

    OFTEN THE INDEPENDANT HOMES ARE OF BETTER CALIBRE.
    HOWEVER, PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT IT IS A HUGELY PROFITABLE BUSINESS.

    The Alzheimers Society are a fantastic online resource for dementia care…also Age Uk.

    Be informed
    Be assertive

    Apologies for rambling nature – I am very passionate about care for our Older Adults!

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