THIS AMOUNTS TO BLACKMAIL BY THE STATE.
Cancer patients fight to stop NHS withholding care
CANCER patients have launched a legal action to prevent the NHS from withdrawing care if they seek to improve their chances of recovery by paying privately for an additional drug.
The patients say the NHS will be breaching their human rights if it withdraws the treatment they are receiving.
Two of the patients, Colette Mills, 58, a former nurse from near Stokesley, North Yorkshire, and Debbie Hirst, 56, from St Ives, Cornwall, who both have breast cancer, have been told they will be made to foot the entire £10,000 monthly bill for their care if they attempt to pay privately for an additional drug, Avastin.
Ministers claim that to allow patients to pay for top-up drugs would be unfair to those who cannot afford them and lead to a two-tier NHS. The health department has issued guidance to NHS trusts warning that such co-payments are not allowed.
Patients left to starve on NHS wards
The number of NHS patients suffering from malnourishment as they leave hospital has nearly doubled, new figures show.
Around 140,000 patients were discharged after being inadequately fed on NHS wards last year, statistics obtained by the Conservatives reveal.
The number released from hospital suffering from malnutrition, nutritional anaemia, or other nutritional deficiencies has risen by 84 per cent in the decade since Labour came to power, from 74,431 in 1997 to 139,127....
Campaigners complain that elderly people in particular are not given enough help to eat in hospital. ...
The shadow health minister Stephen O'Brien, who obtained the statistics, described them as a "scandal".
- NATIONALIZED HEALTHCARE SUCKS.
- YET THE DEMOCRATS WANT THE USA TO EMULATE THE UK.
- DON'T FALL FOR IT.