August 26, 2009
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.
The Patients Association said the dossier proves that while the scale of the scandal at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust - where up to 1,200 people died through failings in urgent care - was a one off, there are repeated examples they have uncovered of the same appalling standards throughout the NHS.
Okay, that sounds a little unpleasant for the oldsters, but just think of the savings! We're talking big picture here, people, and that cost curve ain't gonna bend itself.
Update: I read this earlier today, and while you probably were already skeptical of the whole "If you like your plan, you can keep it," mantra that Obama keeps repeating, it gives the specifics that show that he either doesn't know what the fuck he's talking about or is flat-out bullshitting everyone when he says that. You tell me which is worse.
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