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xmaseveeve's Avatar Jump to comment 19 by xmaseveeve

There's just been another hideous breach of medical care, in a London hospital, where a young man phoned 999 on his mobile phone, from his hospital bed, and said he was dying of thirst and the nurses would not listen to him. The police went to the hospital but were assured by a nurse that the patient was simply confused. An hour and a half later, he died from dehydration.

(These nurses, described as 'lazy' did not deny care due to prejudice or hate.) So tragic. Manslaughter, I'd say? Should the police have accepted the explanation? I don't think so. The gatekeepers of life and safety, those with discretion which can kill, must be held to account.

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 16:14:39 UTC | #948508