Four patients die thirsty or starving EVERY DAY on our hospital wards show damning new statistics | Mail Online

Second Life: National Health Service (UK):

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This article from the Daily Mail is a must read in austerity torn UK. Check it out! 

Four patients die thirsty or starving EVERY DAY on our hospital wards show damning new statistics | Mail Online.

The article describes just one aspect of the crisis in the NHS (National Health Service). The article focuses on deaths from dehydration and malnutrition in NHS hospitals. Anyone with a simple grasp of statistics will realize that the true measure of suffering is much greater than reported by ONS (Office of National Statistics).

In my opinion, the article does not adequately  address the following questions:

  • Who is responsible and why?
  • Are criminal negligence claims being pursued against those responsible?
  • Why have care standards being apparently allowed to deteriorate in the UK where the nursing profession was the envy of the World?

Perhaps other journals will follow-up?

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