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Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Another Socialized Deathcare Healthcare Success Story

Via Random Nuclear Strikes (which is up and running again! Hot damn!), comes two new examples of the kind of care you get with State Controlled Healthcare.

Jamie Buckfield, 17, saw half a dozen GPs last year for excruciating headaches and sickness.

He told them the pain was so bad he could hardly move and his vision was blurred. But all of them sent him home saying he either had a virus, a migraine or stress.

Yeah, a virus. Anybody have any viruses that cause them so much pain that they can't move? Anybody go to the doctor with this virus and not have every test in the world done? I mean, that sounds like a damn serious virus!

Not one suggested he have a brain scan as a precaution. Finally a locum who was at the surgery by chance referred Jamie straight to hospital.

A scan spotted the (brain) tumour and two other growths in his neck and spine.

Angry Jamie, from Littlehampton, West Sussex, feels let down by docs at the Fitzalan Medical Centre and now faces nine months of chemotherapy.

He said: “I went to be cured but that didn’t happen. We pay tax for the NHS but we might as well go private because it isn’t there when we need it.”

Let's see here..... pain, check. Blurry vision, check. Couldn't have anything to do with the brain, right? I mean, why would pain and blurry vision be connected to the brain, right? This kid had a massive brain tumour, plus two more elsewhere, and six damn doctors couldn't find anything? Great healthcare system you got over there! But wait, there's more!

Les Atkins has won a six-figure payout after a hospital missed a tumour the size of a tennis ball in his dying wife’s bowel.

Medics diagnosed angina when Les’s wife Marie, 50, was rushed into Barnsley District General Hospital complaining of agonising pains in her chest and side.

Her cancer was discovered when a coroner ordered a post mortem after she died.

Les, 59, of Gold-thorpe, South Yorks, said: “Marie was in agony for months until she died.”

A hospital spokewoman said: “The Trust wishes to express its profound regret and deepest sympathy.”

THE SIZE OF A GOTT-DAMNED TENNIS BALL! We're finding tumours the size of a pinhead at my hospital, and they can't find one the size of a damn TENNIS BALL?!?!?!?! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?!?!

Hillary can take her "National Healthcare" and shove it where the sun don't shine. Even that stellar example of Socialized Medicine, Canada, has an average wait time of TWO FRIGGING MONTHS for cancer treatment!

My mother would be dead right now, if she had been Canadian. Socialized Medicine is an abject failure.

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