UK DEATH PATHWAYS: Sick babies are sent home to die. Will this happen with USA’s Obamacare?

November 30, 2012

 

Sick children are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death pathways'.

Until now, end of life regime the Liverpool Care Pathway was thought to have involved only elderly and terminally-ill adults.

But the Mail can reveal the practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube is being used on young patients as well as severely disabled newborn babies.

One doctor has admitted starving and dehydrating ten babies to death in the neonatal unit of one hospital alone.

Writing in a leading medical journal, the physician revealed the process can take an average of ten days during which a  baby becomes ‘smaller and shrunken'.

The LCP - on which 130,000 elderly and terminally-ill adult patients die each year - is now the subject of an independent inquiry ordered by ministers.

The investigation, which will include child patients, will look at whether cash payments to hospitals to hit death pathway targets have influenced doctors' decisions.

Medical critics of the LCP insist it is impossible to say when a patient will die and as a result the LCP death becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. They say it is a form of euthanasia, used to clear hospital beds and save the NHS money.

FINISH

INFANT BABY HOSPITAL _ LARGE


blog comments powered by Disqus

Who's right: Donald Trump or Macy's?

 

mexico trump_macys_2015

Macy's has removed Donald Trump's products from their shelves because, while he stated that some of the Mexican people crossing our borders illegally are good people, some are murderers and rapists. While a true statement, it is not a "politically correct" statement, so Macy's has decided to pull his products from their shelves.

As a result of this, will you shop less - or not at all - in Macy's stores in the future?






10 year FSM Anniversary

Journalists' cattle future shown in vintage video of Clintons roping off press like livestock [video]

July 07, 2015  09:51 PM

Did she learn that trick from Bill, or did she give him the idea? Best not to think about it too much.

Hillary Clinton's CNN claim that she has 'never had a subpoena' in dispute

July 07, 2015  09:09 PM

"People should and do" trust Hillary Clinton, but we can't possibly explain why.

Photo of Hillary shaking hands with man with 'White' tattoo vanishes from candidate's feed

July 07, 2015  08:01 PM

Is the word "white" enough to scare off a candidate? In Obama's America, absolutely.

CNN forgot to ask if Hillary Clinton's disappointed enough in Donald Trump to return his money

July 07, 2015  07:28 PM

CNN did disclose his contributions to her Senate campaign and foundation but forgot to follow up.

Defense secretary admits force of 60 Syrian trainees 'much smaller than we hoped for at this point'

July 07, 2015  06:44 PM

Hopefully they're trained with guns and not just better ideas.

FSM Archives

More in MUST READS ( 1 OF 25 ARTICLES )