More “Anecdotal” Evidence

…about the wonders of ObamaCare ChappaquiddiCare.

One million NHS patients have been the victims of appalling care in hospitals across Britain, according to a major report released today. In the last six years, the Patients Association claims hundreds of thousands have suffered from poor standards of nursing, often with ‘neglectful, demeaning, painful and sometimes downright cruel’ treatment.

The charity has disclosed a horrifying catalogue of elderly people left in pain, in soiled bed clothes, denied adequate food and drink, and suffering from repeatedly canceled operations, missed diagnoses and dismissive staff. The Patients Association said the dossier proves that while the scale of the scandal at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust – where up to 1,200 people died through failings in urgent care – was a one off, there are repeated examples they have uncovered of the same appalling standards throughout the NHS.

We bet this guy was one of the million people:

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.

In a second operation it was finally removed, leaving Mr Wattson fearing another organ might have been taken out during the first procedure.

Ungrateful, Brooks Brothers-Suited, Nazi terrorist! Doesn’t he realize that he got not one, but two appendectomies, all as a result of the benevolent, cost-cutting, much-more-efficient-than-private-industry Nanny State?

And as if that wasn’t enough, that whingeing, counter-revolutionary Enemy of the People also got THIS:

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.’

See? They said they were sorry! Now go away, peasant!

But never mind, that could never happen here. After all, we’re led by the Smarterest, Brilliantest president in the history of mankind, so getting right what every single other nation on the planet who tried it has gotten wrong to the point of truly Epic Fail will be no problem at all!

So shut up, serfs, and go help Il Duce push through Chappaquiddicare. Win one for the Big Dipper!

Thatisall.

21 comments

  1. 1
    LOBO says:

    Ill Douch can take “Tedcare” and shove it up his ass, sideways, wrapped in razor wire, whilst burning with Willie Peter.

  2. 2
    LC Xystus says:

    So shut up, serfs, and go help Il Duce push through Chappaquiddicare. Win one for the Big Dipper!

    Thatisall.

    My Liege, may I humbly suggest that referring thus to Dead Big-Head Ted could be insulting to the great celestial Plough? Perhaps we should say (mockingly, of course), “Win one for the Zipper!”

    OK, so that Iine comes from Airplane. Still…

    Then there was this line from the STTOS episode “I, Mudd:” Let us hear it for our poor dead friend–followed by everyone laughing. :em93:

  3. 3
    LOBO says:

    In regards to LC Xystus’s comment @ :”Win one for the Zipper”, I thought that was Bill Klintoons line. :em01: :em01: :em01:

  4. 4
    Boryon says:

    Can’t say I’m surprised at these stories. Back when I first graduated, I worked for a company supplying software to hospitals. The guys didn’t even blink when the story about the patient at St Thomas’s crawling out of bed to die in the boiler room came out.

    I do, however, seem to recall that before my time there, the company had dealings with West Staffs hospital. If I’ve got the right hospital, whatever was going on there was so bad that the guys refused to discuss it with me…

  5. 5
    Terrapod says:

    OK, I’ll bite! What the heck did they remove from the poor saps interior the first time?

    Ugh! no thankew, we’ll keep our dreadful expensive and world’s best medical system just like it is.

    Honestly folks, do we have that many morons of voting age in this country or was it simply white guilt that is now waking up?

  6. 6
    lc purple raider says:

    After all, we’re led by the Smarterest, Brilliantest president in the history of mankind, so getting right what every single other nation on the planet who tried it has gotten wrong to the point of truly Epic Fail will be no problem at all!

    He’s so Smarterest and Brilliantest that he refuses to let us plebes look at his college records, lest we be even more jealous of his Smarterest and Brilliantest.

    Betcha he had someone else take his tests.

  7. 7
    SPC Krondax says:

    i posted these on newsrag.. cant wait to see what the moron Politically Incorrect has to say about this…

    he cant understand why we dont want obamacare… at least he uses’s stats though to try to put his view across, unlike most loonies.. but i still make fun of him

  8. 8

    IF you want to bank your future on the communist opium, just be sure you ain’t gotta take a dump when the narcotic wears off.

  9. 9

    Imperator, you left out one SMALL little detail… Mr. Wattson also lost his job when he had to go back for the second operation, since his employers didn’t believe his story about having the first operation. (Wouldn’t a letter from the hospital suffice to mollify their skepticism? Then again, with the state of the hospitals morgues in Jolly Olde England, I might balk at taking their word for anything.)

  10. 10

    And yet this is what we face. How the fuck many will it take?

  11. 11

    ‘Got that right,,

    Then again, with the state of the hospitals morgues in Jolly Olde England, I might balk at taking their word for anything.)

    (Grabs stethoscope, twists around wrists, preparing to apply as a garrot)

    Whatever happens, England’s ruling elite will always know just what to do.

  12. 12

    Howls of pro-NHS protest from Muzzy (the ignorant slut) in 5…4…3…2…1… :em02:

  13. 13
    americanexpat says:

    Purple Raider #6:

    Betcha he had someone else take his tests.

    Can’t speak for President Zero, but a close friend of mine was roommates with one of the innumerable Kennedy spawn at Harvard in the mid-70s (I think it was one of Bobby’s kids, but I don’t remember for sure). What I do remember very clearly is that my friend said the Kennedy brat generally did hire someone else to take his tests for him, since he preferred to lounge around his Lowell House dorm room and smoke dope all day long. And these are the people that think they were born to rule us?? Please.

    I want nothing to do with socialized medicine. These stories from the UK don’t surprise me. I’ve seen how it works in Australia, and I’m very happy I stayed healthy while I lived down there. Friends of mine who chose to use the “public option” for surgery ended up on waiting lists, and sometimes deteriorated between the time that they went on the list and the time the surgery was actually performed, resulting in a more invasive procedure and a longer recovery time. At least Aussies still have the option of paying for private care and thus avoiding waiting lists while getting a higher standard of care.

  14. 14
    DaToad says:

    A little OT, but Mr. Wattson’s situation brought to mind a similar incident that happened to a guy I worked with. He told me his tale of woe when we worked together in 1986.

    He was a lot older than me. He was German and had survived WWII. During the last year of the war, he served on a German U-Boat at 17 yrs old.

    We didn’t know each other at the time, but we were both working in Iran, in the 70’s, before the revolution. While there, he married an Iranian woman and that qualified him for Iranian Gov’t health care. He got a kidney infection and the doctor taking care of him decided that removing the infected kidney was the thing to do. You guessed it, he screwed up and removed his good kidney. Well, the doctor did manage to get rid of the infection and save his life, but he had kidney problems for the rest of his life and finally passed away from kidney failure in his late 60’s.

  15. 15
    LC Spare Parts says:

    Thanks Toad. It’s alergy season and I’m fighting a sinus infection. If I wasn’t a union member Obamacare would cut off my… on second thought, they’d cut my head off anyway. I’m white. To all LC’s who really want to know what will happen to the medical establishment of this country under the Obamassars, read If Symptoms Persist, by Theodore Dalrymple. His column in the Spectator of London used to be a must read.
    You will learn to laugh and cry simultaneously.

  16. 16
    Princess Natasha, Decadent Delicious Deviant says:

    LC Spare Parts sez:

    To all LC’s who really want to know what will happen to the medical establishment of this country under the Obamassars, read If Symptoms Persist, by Theodore Dalrymple. His column in the Spectator of London used to be a must read.

    Indeed. Before my computer decided to temporarily go tits-up this morning, I was going to mention Theodore Dalrymple as someone quite knowledgeable on the subject of the NHS. Good thing LC Spare Parts did!

  17. 17

    Guys, I know all your objection and well-versed opposition to socialized health-care and cor it I am proud to call you (if not my countrymen) at least my friends.

    One more thing to keep in mind about this:

    Once you have created an NHS-like organization, you cannot go back. Short of a full-blown revolution. Period.

    It provides livelyhood to so many people. 1.3mn out of a total population of 62mn people. It becomes the country’s most powerful single voting block. And naturally, it tends towards the socialist end of the political spectrum. I personally believe that in the UK, the NHS is the single most important reason why Labor is still a major political player in the country after all its blunders and stories of incompetancy.

    Just to keep it in mind: The NHS is the largest single employer in the world after Indian Rail and the Chinese Army.

    Considering the comparison in size between India, China and the UK, the is one scary thought indeed.

  18. 18
    AndrewInON says:

    Y’know, y’all don’t have to go across the pond to get stories like this. North of the border will do. Try <a href="this“>this one on for size (not mine, not trolling). Keep in mind it happened at Toronto General, supposedly one of the flagships of our health care system. Then, if you’ve the stomach, read the comments for more.

    Further to what Panzerman said, we’ve got Chappaquidicare up here (single payer system, no private care at all) and we cannot get rid of it. Don’t believe me? Google “two tier american style health care” and see if anyone (other than me) writes anything favourable about it.

    Do not let Obama do this.

  19. 19
    rabidfox says:

    We’re trying, Andrew, we’re trying. Problem is that the dems hold commanding majorities in both houses and the only thing holding them in check are the 2010 elections. And that threat is receeding as ACORN and other intimidation groups expand their operations under the auspices of Atty General Holder.

  20. 20
    single stack says:

    So shut up, serfs, and go help Il Duce Douche push through Chappaquiddicare. Win one for the Big Dipper!

    FIFY

  21. 21
    LC HJ Caveman82952 says:

    Public health care? I fear it, guys, I truly do. Presently trying to get my wife’s care done before anything untoward could happen. For simply, put, she would not have survived inferior, neglectful care…..if it was administered at all. I have pretty much figured if I get sick like she did I’m dead meat. Its bad enough dealing with the government, including my present hassles with disability and such. I’d much rather be working, but grateful for the three and a half days I get now, for so many have nothing….not even hope.

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