Smash the NHS to pieces

Since this sort of thing is all too common, it deserves nothing less.

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A patient desperate for a drink of water had to telephone the switchboard of the hospital he was being treated in to beg to see a doctor.

Derek Sauter, 60, used his mobile phone to request medical attention after his pleas for help were ignored.

But when the doctor arrived he was turned away by ward nurse Caroline Lowe, who said Mr Sauter was ‘over-reacting’ and threatened to confiscate his phone.

Eight hours later the grandfather-of-three, who was suffering with a chest infection, was dead.

Well, post hoc ergo propter hoc and all that. We don’t know the cause of death.

Rather than offering sympathy to Susan, Mr Sauter’s wife of 41 years, Miss Lowe later told her that he could have been prosecuted for harassing the doctor on call.

Although I’m starting to get an idea.

Yesterday his daughter, Ruth Sauter, 42, said she was appalled at the way her father, a former administrator for the Healthcare Commission, the former NHS watchdog, had been let down by the NHS.

Oh dear – they fucked one of their own. Good work, NHS morons!

‘My father went into hospital for a routine chest infection, but never came out,’ said Miss Sauter, of Thurrock, Essex.

‘His condition was not life threatening and the nurses had specific instructions to keep close tabs on him.

‘But their appalling lack of care, and cruel behaviour killed my father. He should not have died that weekend; it was not his time.

‘It’s so much worse knowing that he died alone, thirsty and scared on that ward.’

Mr Sauter was admitted to Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, in Kent, at 9am on June 27 2008.

Another NHS trust to avoid then. I wonder how excellent the CQC had rated them that year.

A note scrawled by Mr Sauter and discovered by his family after his death said: ‘Asked for a jug of water at 6pm and again at 8.30, told to wait for handover. Said I knocked cup of water on floor.’

It’s just breathtaking isn’t it. Last year, on top of private health cover, private pension and income protection insurances, I paid over £4000 in National Insurance. If I could take that money and put it into private schemes, or use that money to self-insure, I’d do so in a heartbeat.

Being a monopoly provider is precisely what’s wrong with the NHS, and the arrogance it fosters in those it employs in one of the worst symptoms.

Still, there is something of a silver lining:

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Sacked. Should be in prison, but I suppose we have to be satisfied with this, notwithstanding the likelihood that she’s now working in a different NHS trust, because information about her gross misconduct was never passed on, and she hasn’t been struck off.

So, Caroline Lowe. I hope you do get struck off. I hope you get to watch (or miss) your nearest and dearest die due to a disgusting level of callousness and negligence. After which, it’s face cancer for you, you evil fucking cow.

AJ

H/T Ambush Predator

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7 Responses to Smash the NHS to pieces

  1. Henry North says:

    Sadly its all too common

    Hospital should be avoided unless you really want to die

  2. A Zimbo says:

    And unfortunately the majority of the cunts in the NHS simply see it as a way of earning a living and haven’t a caring bone in their bodies. I have watched them kill my father and more recently my mother-in-law. Their indifference to patient’s needs and contempt for relatives begars belief.

    At least however it appears that the age old “sacred cow” status of the NHS and the image of all their nurses and doctors being latter day Florence Nightingales seems to be more than a little tarnished with the truth finally shining through.

    Scrap it!

  3. Chuckles says:

    I’m having difficulty in working out why this is not at least manslaughter, and probably enough premeditation for murder, with a raftload of accessories before, during and after.

    Then hit the filth for dereliction of duty, failing to, etc etc.

  4. Private Widdle says:

    It clearly didn’t occur to the stupid bossy fuckwit to go so far as to help the poor cunt drink the fucking water, did it?

    I too have seen the neglect and disrespect shown to sick & dying patients on NHS wards, my father last year being a recent example. This man, a captain of industry, was belittled and condescended to when he wasn’t being ignored. If one of us, me or my step-mum, arsey bastards both, hadn’t been there to gee the lazy fuckers up then God knows what would have happened.

    They just don’t fucking get it. They’ve lost sight of what they are there for- it’s about box-ticking. “Water provided? Tick. It doesn’t occur to them to see if the poor bastard can actually drink it unaided. That’s how fucking brainwashed and downright thick someof them are.

  5. JuliaM says:

    I guess we can still call them ‘angels’ though. There was an angel of death, after all…

  6. cornyborny says:

    These stories cut me up more than any other. Even more profoundly sad than “worthless chav tortures and kills pet” stories, because a) the victim is a human being and b) the perpetrator is PAID TO FUCKING WELL TAKE CARE OF THEM.

    I can only marvel at the self-restraint shown by the relatives. If I was in their position, that waste of skin masquerading as a nurse would be in a shallow grave right now.

  7. Jonathan says:

    Ah yes, but at least it wasn’t an evil Private Hospital. Those bastards don’t care about the patients like the NHS, only about Profit!
    A new slogan perhaps?: ” The NHS, we couldn’t care less”.

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