Wednesday, 18 March 2009

The NHS (Stafford Style)

Can anyone credit the conditions reported at the NHS hospital in Stafford? This abhorrent episode is a disgrace to a western democracy and yet how does this government respond? It is not their fault of course and it is the fault of management. The management responsible of course had a board of know the Trust of whatever else they are called, who should have had people monitoring the management.

Did the Trust members never walk down a corridor and check up on the treatment that the patients were receiving? Were they so complacent, so comfortable, so arrogant of their position that they cared so little for the patients?

As usual 'Mugabe' Brown will promise his 'independent' enquiry but what are really needed are jail sentences! Every member of the management and the Trust should face prison because that is the only way they will learn respect.

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