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August 28, 2009

Appendix Bursts After Socialist Hospital Supposedly Removed It

Posted by Dave Blount at August 28, 2009 11:14 AM

Today's horror story from Britain, land of socialized medicine:

After weeks of excruciating pain, Mark Wattson was understandably relieved to have his appendix taken out.
Doctors told him the operation was a success and he was sent home.
But only a month later the 35-year-old collapsed in agony and had to be taken back to Great Western Hospital in Swindon by ambulance.
To his shock, surgeons from the same team told him that not only was his appendix still inside him, but it had ruptured - a potentially fatal complication.

Now Wattson is curious as to what they took out the first time around.

A spokesman for Great Western Hospital confirmed that a representative had met Mr Wattson and that an investigation had been started.
He was unable to confirm what, if anything, was removed in the first operation.

If his liver turns up missing, he can always search the Dumpsters out back of the hospital.

Paul Gearing, deputy general manager for general surgery at Great Western Hospital NHS Trust, said: 'We are unable to comment on individual cases.
'However, we would like to apologise if Mr Wattson felt dissatisfied with the care he received at Great Western Hospital.'

Service with a smile, socialist style!

Not to worry, this wouldn't happen under ObamaCare. Given deficit projections, the government will be far too broke to approve surgery for something as trivial as appendicitis.

On a tip from BURNING HOT.