January 4, 2008
British Doctors Cover Up Death Due to Hospital-Acquired Infections
We may not know just how awful Britain's socialized medicine really is, because doctors and hospitals have been covering up deaths due to hospital-acquired infections. These infections are of course an effect of the general decay of medical facilities inevitably induced by the same socialism Democrats want to impose in the USA.
Reports Joan Horne, whose husband Edwin died of a Clostridium difficile infection acquired in the hospital and initially covered up by doctors:
I fear this kind of cover-up is happening at hospitals all over the country. I miss Edwin terribly, but the way we lost him and dishonesty by the hospital about the real cause of his death has made it all much worse for me and my family. I was desperate to bring Edwin home. The hospital was dirty. I found a used syringe under the bed, soiled cotton wool pads left on his floor and there were human faeces smeared on the door. Looking back, it is no surprise he caught a superbug. […] Edwin was happy and he didn't deserve to die simply for trusting the NHS to make him strong again.
C. difficile is spread by poor hygiene, dirty hands, soiled bedding, etc. Rather than insist on the standards of cleanliness found in free-market hospitals, administrators find it easier to fudge the cause of death. Socialism never fails to produce this sort of bovine mediocrity, which is unsurprising, considering that its purpose is to reduce human beings to helplessly dependent farm animals.
Professor Hugh Pennington, one of the UK's top microbiologists, reveals:
People, particularly older people, are now so scared of catching a deadly infection while being treated by the NHS that they will avoid going to hospital at all or save up for months to pay privately. Either way, their health could be at risk.
Saving up for private treatment isn't easy when you're being taxed into the ground to pay for your "free" government medical care.
The good news is that since Britain only suffers from socialism, not full-blown communism, its hospitals aren't as bad as those in Cuba:
All things considered, British bureaucrats should be commended for encouraging their subjects to cure themselves at home.
Posted by Van Helsing at January 4, 2008 9:02 AM
Here is another example:
Posted by: Bob at January 4, 2008 11:03 AM