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June 26, 2009

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From Britain, where they have already leapt off the cliff into socialized medicine:

A hospital nurse shouted at an elderly woman and stripped her naked in front of other patients, a hearing has been told.
Memory Musekiwa is accused of pushing the pensioner, who had wet herself, onto a commode in full view and then refusing to wash her. …
The patient, who was in her late seventies, 'cried and cried' following the incident at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) heard. …
Musekiwa, from Walsall, West Midlands, shouted, removed the woman's nightdress and then left her with no curtain around her, said Salim Hafejee for the NMC.
'She then pushed Patient A on to a commode and told her to stay there while she went to get a mop,' he told the panel.
'When Patient A asked to be washed, she refused and put a clean nightdress on her.'
He added: 'She failed to appropriately deal with a patient who found herself in a situation where she could not help herself. She did not protect this patient's dignity.'

But moonbattery means progressing beyond old-fangled notions of freedom and dignity.

The free market creates competition, so that the interests of consumers have to be taken into account. This sort of behavior would drive a private facility out of business in no time. But the government offers no alternatives. If consumers don't like the "free" healthcare financed with their exorbitant taxes, they can shut up and die.

On a tip from mandy.

Posted by Van Helsing at June 26, 2009 9:19 AM

Comments

the elderly under Obama-care will wish they were treated this good

Posted by: blue at June 26, 2009 10:16 AM

This just in - reliable sources project that Obama will call a news conference tonight to announce that he has solved the mystery surrounding Michael Jackson’s death. Obama will state that he has documented proof that MJ’s death by waterboarding was ordered by George Bush and carried out by Dick Cheney. This documented proof will show that Sarah Palin approached MJ to demand that MJ “adopt” Trig Palin since she was an unfit mother & thought that MJ would make a better parent. When MJ refused saying “but what would the press say about an underage child living with me?” Palin called Bush to ask for the hit on MJ. Bush obliged.
Obama will also announce that since the documented proof needs to be kept in a safe place, he has asked the State of Hawaii to store it with his birth certificate.
Updates as they occur.

Posted by: eat me at June 26, 2009 10:43 AM

The old hag should have had the good manners to die off a long time ago and stop putting that sort of work on that poor innocent nurse.

(/sarc)

Posted by: chuck in st paul at June 26, 2009 11:02 AM

How DARE that patient oppress that nurse by demanding she work like that. That nurse is already overworked and oppressed by her employer. That patient is just another union-busting conservative looking to make workers toil away under the chains of capitalism.

Don't let granny fool you. By receiving health care you are just another bourgeois oppressor working against the moonbat proletariat.

Maybe ACORN can help us create a more fair health care system in which employees are paid without being forced to work. We can call it GM - Government Medicine.

Posted by: Anonymous at June 26, 2009 11:14 AM

My mother is 80 and has become incontinent in her old age. Happens to a lot of people. If something like this happened to her in a private institution I would have recourse. What is the recourse in England?

Posted by: Kevin R at June 26, 2009 11:38 AM

You pee, you die!
Its for the common good!

Posted by: Shooter1001 at June 26, 2009 1:23 PM


From the picture in the article "Memory" Musekiwa appears to have been taken over by some alien being attached to the top of her head. Doesn't that appear to be tentacles attached to the crown of her head?

In any respect, judging from the comments in the article, Memory and her ilk will be the last "memory" patients have when they die through the lack of adequate medical care under Obamacare. Here's a sampling of what to expect:

"It's not just the elderly that are abused in hospital. After my hernia operation a commode was left by my bedside as I said I needed to use the toilet. The nurses disappeared after dropping the call bell on the floor. They didn't leave any toilet paper or even tissues, so I ended up using my nightdress. I was in agony for hours, and it was only when the day shift came on that someone offered me paracetamol, but only after I got into bed BY MYSELF - no help offered whatsoever. No wonder people distrust hospitals !!"
- Caz, Stockton, 25/6/2009 11:04

Posted by: Clingtomyguns at June 26, 2009 2:00 PM

Memory Musekiwa? Salim Hafejee? Is this story happening in Great Britain? Where have all the Anglos gone?

Posted by: Judith M. at June 26, 2009 3:11 PM

Judith:
NHS wages are considered a good wage by foreigners. I have had both Indian and Pakistani doctors in hospital.

Posted by: xantl at June 26, 2009 4:33 PM

Kevin- "My mother is 80 and has become incontinent in her old age. Happens to a lot of people. If something like this happened to her in a private institution I would have recourse. What is the recourse in England?"

There isn't any recourse, unless you are wealthy enough to afford to burn your bridge. Since the taxes imposed to "maintain" the NHS etc, are so high, you would be looking at paying fees for private care, plus high fees for NHS "care", that you will NOT be allowed to use. Private health care is all but forbidden. Should a comrade-citizen dare to partake of Private Health care, the patient will be denied treatment, thereafter, in the NHS. Considering that the NHS is staffed by a high proportion of 3rd world African and Muslim personnel (with dubious foreign qualifications- demanding that they obtain UK standard is deemed "racist" and "discriminatory"), avoiding NHS altogether is certain to increase your chances of survival. However once you opt for alternative, non-collectivist, Health Care, you are effectively locked out of the system, at least for the ongoing treatment you need. If one snubs the collective, one had better make sure the $$$ do not run out, before the end.

Posted by: chairman soetoro's oprichniki at June 26, 2009 9:10 PM

Kevin- misundertood you question. What recourse is there for the victim is there in the NHS? Pretty much what- Anonymous at June 26, 2009 11:14 AM, wrote... None. You can lodge a complaint, but, the "nurse" is obviously a 3rd world import. If the patient is lucky, the complaint will be merely lost amongst red tape, with perhaps an apology. But accusations of "racism", by the nurse, against the patient, is the more likely outcome.

Posted by: chairman soetoro's oprichniki at June 26, 2009 9:32 PM

GOP=Giant Orangutan Penis------- You get what you sow. Idiots.

Posted by: paget at June 26, 2009 9:57 PM

GOP=Giant Orangutan Penis------- You get what you sow. Idiots.


And I suppose you, your family, especially if you have any elderly grandparents are going to LOVE Obamacare, right?

Don;t be a swoop and poop liberal troll coward... answer the damn question.

Posted by: Atomic Lib Smasher at June 26, 2009 10:08 PM

Now that gets to be our mothers, too.

Thanks liberals.

Posted by: Jeffery Wright at June 26, 2009 11:37 PM

Obamas healthcare GO TO YOUR FREINDLY NEIGHBORHOOD WITCH DOCTOR OR SHAMEN

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at June 27, 2009 7:35 AM

Paget has "left the building" to seek more direction from his "handlers" - The DNC!

Gosh! Won't Obamacare be wonderful! I can't wait to grow old!

Posted by: GEJ at June 27, 2009 7:49 AM

Nothing against foreigner medical providers in general, Xantl, but if working in the medical profession is now considered such a menial job under British socialized medicine that ONLY foreigners are willing to take those jobs, I think there might be a problem with the system. It used to be that any person should rightly feel about working in the healing professions, it appears that decades of socialism in Great Britain has changed that silly sentimentality.

Posted by: Judith M. at June 27, 2009 11:31 AM

Judith:
My regular GP were all Anglo - the disconnect occurred at the Hospital. I assume because foreigners take a course that transfers their foreign medical degree into a license to practice in the U.K? Private medical insurance like BUPA is available in the U.K but you still pay into the NHS, you cannot opt out of the system, something they are evidently gearing towards in the U.S

Posted by: xantl at June 27, 2009 12:03 PM

"paget at June 26, 2009 9:57 PM"

PAGET is too stupid to realize that this is what we are fighting AGAINST, while his kind are fighting FOR it.

Posted by: KHarn at June 27, 2009 1:14 PM

Just to clarify: there is not a government monopoly on healthcare in the UK. If people don’t like the free healthcare they can go private. It’s just that most people are happy with the free care. I await being damned as a troll.

Posted by: Annoying Limey at June 28, 2009 5:56 AM

"Annoying Limey at June 28, 2009 5:56 AM"

No, people use it because they HAVE TO pay for it no matter what. If you go to a private physician, you STILL have to pay for the nationalised system; so you are in fact, "double-billed".

That's funny, YOU should be telling ME this.

Posted by: KHarn at June 28, 2009 7:37 AM

You are a troll - firstly you referred to the health care as "free." Free to whom? The only people that refer to health-care as "free" in the U.K are dole dossing parasites.
Secondly, would you buy a new car, and then use taxis to get around? Why should people who have private insurance for themselves pay for YOUR health-care?

You are disingenuous, people are not "happy" with "free" health-care they simply cannot afford BUPA. I know very little people that are satisfied with your "free" health-care from the people waiting six months+ for a CAT scan - to people on the medicine lottery.


Posted by: xantl at June 28, 2009 7:38 AM

To the two angry little boys above: government wastes your money that it coerces from you and all sorts of crap you don't need, not just healthcare. You can't opt out of anything funded by taxes. Anyway, I was just winding you insecure dweebs up. I understand you can't take dissenting views and it's a laugh winding you up.

[People] simply cannot afford BUPA.

Well that's BUPA’s fault.

Maybe damning a dissenter will move from the internet soon? Racist? Nazi? Communist? NO! You dissenters are trolls! Sounds cool.

Posted by: Annoying Limey still laughing at June 28, 2009 8:50 AM

I found this out when I visiting the UK while in the Service. I was there for 10 days. Their cut-off date for socialized medicine AKA Universal Health Care is/was 60 years of age.

Huge waiting lists for care and visitations with specialists, a lack of sophisticated medical equipment, rising costs (which must be met by rising taxes), and a general increase in dissatisfaction with government-run health care are typical in all countries where the government, literally, calls the shots.

The first error of those who promote “national health care” is their complete inability to accept that nothing in life is certain. Just because a law is passed guaranteeing “quality medical care for all” doesn’t mean it will happen — though this is certainly a heretical view in today’s climate of government worship.

No matter how much they may want it, Leftists will have to accept that regardless of the system in place, someone, somewhere, will go without the care he needs.

Posted by: SK at June 28, 2009 9:21 AM

Perhaps you can demand a refund for your education Limey?

Posted by: xantl at June 28, 2009 11:44 AM

You're not as fun as you used to be xantl. What a name; sounds like a Persian khan's court jester.

Posted by: Still laughing Limey at June 28, 2009 12:18 PM

Its most likely the material I'm working with Limey, they keep building better morons.

Posted by: xantl at June 28, 2009 12:24 PM

Public health care is a dead end due to the horrendous hours and patient loads, and fairly bad pay, not many doctors really want to work there if they can get a job somewhere private. Public health ends up being staffed by interns and foreign med staff who can't find something better elsewhere. (I think local doctors who can't get something private and aren't among the few with the masochism to work in public tend to go open unlicenced cosmetic surgery places on the Costa del Sol or something.) Literally half of my extended family work in medicine in Australia and they all say the same thing, the public system is as big a nightmare for staff as it is for patients.

Posted by: mandible claw at June 30, 2009 5:12 AM