A hospital horror story has uncovered a series of failings in our National Health Service.Read why. It's shocking. It proves that the NHS is a horror.
A hospital matron admitted that too many agency staff meant there was "no consistency" in the care of patients leading to a lack of communication among staff.
- No beds available in intensive care,
- patients looked after by "health care assistants",
- nursing notes being lost
- and the wife of a dying man feeling as though she was a "worrier" are just some of the incidents revealed.
A coroner raised a series of concerns about patients' care at the inquest into the death of a Sussex man.
Painter and decorator David Dyke appeared to be recovering well at Worthing Hospital after undergoing a bowel operation.
But just five days later he died.
The inquest heard the 61-year-old made a heartbreaking call to his wife and son hours before his death telling them how ill he felt.
Just two days earlier a nurse told Jill, his wife of 30 years, "there was nothing to worry about" when she raised concerns about his health.
Yesterday David Skipp, assistant deputy coroner for West Sussex, told Mrs Dyke and her son Jamie they had every right to be "angry".
Yet obama wants us to emulate that system.