Monday, January 23, 2012

High and Dry with the MVNHS©

Hungry? Thirsty? Best not count on the Much Vaunted National Health System to bail you out:

"Four patients are dying hungry and thirsty on hospital wards every day ... 1,316 deaths were linked to or directly caused by dehydration and malnutrition in 2010."

This is of a piece with a post Bob wrote earlier this month:

"We need to get the basics right. Patients need to get the food and drink they need."

The scariest part of this is that the Brits' health system is one of the primary models on which our own ObamneyCare© is based. Why is this scary?

Well, let's let the chief executive of the Patients Association, Katherine Murphy, explain:

"These figures are a terrible indictment of our precious National Health Service."

Coming soon to a hospital near you...
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