Human Exceptionalism

NHS Meltdown: NHS’s “Cruel and Neglectful” Care Standards

The pathetic defense of the NHS, mounted recently here and on the other side of the Pond to try and save Obamacare, continues to collapse.  Today, even more bad news came out about the appalling standards of care in the NHS.  From the story:

One million NHS patients have been the victims of appalling care in hospitals across Britain, according to a major report released today. In the last six years, the Patients Association claims hundreds of thousands have suffered from poor standards of nursing, often with ‘neglectful, demeaning, painful and sometimes downright cruel’ treatment. The charity has disclosed a horrifying catalogue of elderly people left in pain, in soiled bed clothes, denied adequate food and drink, and suffering from repeatedly cancelled operations, missed diagnoses and dismissive staff.

It’s a long and painful article with many excruciating details of appalling neglect and mistreatment.  Do we really want to take the risk that our standards of care could sink to these levels? I sure don’t.