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The Telegraph previews a report on an investigation into the Stafford Hospital scandal in the U.K.:

 

 

 

 

 

The Sunday Telegraph understands that the report on Stafford hospital, where up to 1,200 people died needlessly in appalling conditions, will call for an overhaul of regulation to ensure poor managers are weeded out, and better training for nurses and healthcare assistants.The chairman, Robert Francis QC, is set to deliver a damning verdict on the whole of the health service. He will warn of a “culture of fear” from Whitehall down to the wards, in which pressure is heaped on staff to put management demands before patients.

Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, said the events at Stafford, and a series of failings at other hospitals, represented “the most shocking betrayal of NHS founding values in its history”. Writing in The Sunday Telegraph, Mr Hunt said five hospitals, including Stafford, had reported failings in recent years “that are simply not worthy of a civilised society”.

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  1. thirdtwin

    January 7th, 2013

    Well if National Health Services is so deadly, Maybe Piers can rush home and have it amended out of the Magna Carta.

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  2. Major Mal function

    January 7th, 2013

    Nice knowing you Grandma, but you’ve been reclassified as a governmental expense center.

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  3. Marqsheb

    January 7th, 2013

    Coming here soon, courtesy of Obamacare!

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  4. Dr. Tar

    January 7th, 2013

    I posted a similar article to the Bullpen. I should have checked here first.

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  5. sig94

    January 7th, 2013

    1200 people died from piss poor care or no care at all at just the one hospital alone, about 400 per year, between 2005 and 2008. The Brit’s National Health Service should be renamed the National Genocide Service. Dr. Kevorkian would be proud.

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