Britain’s NHS Kills 130,000 Older Patients Per Year PLUS Four Each Day Die From Starvation or Lack of Water…

Who was it that said government healthcare would lead to “death panels?” It seems they were correct…

NHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because they are difficult to manage or to free up beds, a senior consultant claimed yesterday.

Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned the use of a controversial ‘death pathway’ into the equivalent of euthanasia of the elderly.

He claimed there was often a lack of clear evidence for initiating the Liverpool Care Pathway, a method of looking after terminally ill patients that is used in hospitals across the country.

It is designed to come into force when doctors believe it is impossible for a patient to recover and death is imminent.

There are around 450,000 deaths in Britain each year of people who are in hospital or under NHS care. Around 29 per cent – 130,000 – are of patients who were on the LCP.

Professor Pullicino claimed that far too often elderly patients who could live longer are placed on the LCP and it had now become an ‘assisted death pathway rather than a care pathway’.

He cited ‘pressure on beds and difficulty with nursing confused or difficult-to-manage elderly patients’ as factors.

Professor Pullicino revealed he had personally intervened to take a patient off the LCP who went on to be successfully treated.

He said this showed that claims they had hours or days left are ‘palpably false’.

In the example he revealed a 71-year-old who was admitted to hospital suffering from pneumonia and epilepsy was put on the LCP by a covering doctor on a weekend shift.

Professor Pullicino said he had returned to work after a weekend to find the patient unresponsive and his family upset because they had not agreed to place him on the LCP.

‘I removed the patient from the LCP despite significant resistance,’ he said.

‘His seizures came under control and four weeks later he was discharged home to his family,’ he said.

Via: DM

Oh, but there’s more…It seems they daily allow some to starve, or die of thirst…

Four patients are dying hungry and thirsty on hospital wards every day, shocking figures reveal.

Dehydration or malnutrition directly caused or was linked to 1,316 deaths last year in NHS trusts and privately run hospitals.

The revelation follows a series of damning reports accusing staff of failing to address the most basic needs of the vulnerable, particularly the elderly.

Via: DM

4 thoughts on “Britain’s NHS Kills 130,000 Older Patients Per Year PLUS Four Each Day Die From Starvation or Lack of Water…

  1. This is saw firsthand as my mother who l looked after for 7yrs was eventually taken to hospital …. OK she was 90 with dementia and could not even recognise me …. ON my birthday l visited her just a day after and she was thirsty ….. no water in her room and lips bone dry. Asked nurse why and told she did not ask …. Now she never asked me for anything unless promoted and l just kept her fluid levels up as extremely hot hospitals. Drugs and too much salt in their diet they need more fluid. She drank 3 litres in one afternoon and l was later to find our that this way of making them ask is called ‘ Dry Death ‘ thus preventing and allowing citizens rights to ask …. l call it in humane and pity any relatives leaving their family in NHS hospitals expecting patients to be looked after especially if they are elderly …… Compassion has gone …..

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