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April 1, 2011

Socialized Medicine Bureaucrat Dies After Waiting 9 Months for Operation

Posted by Dave Blount at April 1, 2011 11:27 AM

Socialized medicine occasionally prescribes a bitter dose of poetic justice:

A former NHS director died after waiting for nine months for an operation — at her own hospital.
Margaret Hutchon, a former mayor, had been waiting since last June for a follow-up stomach operation at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex.
But her appointments to go under the knife were cancelled four times and she barely regained consciousness after finally having surgery.
Her devastated husband, Jim, is now demanding answers from Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust — the organisation where his wife had served as a non-executive member of the board of directors.
He said: 'I don't really know why she died. I did not get a reason from the hospital. We all want to know for closure. She got weaker and weaker as she waited and operations were put off.'

What did he expect from government, straight answers and accountability?

Mrs Hutchon was well known and respected after serving in local government for the past 30 years and she became mayor of Chelmsford in 2006.

You would think that at least bureauweenies will still be able to get decent healthcare, even after ObamaCare finishes congealing. But just as a rising tide of freedom lifts all boats, when liberty ebbs, every last one of us ends up on the rocks.


On a tip from Byron.