About those death panels that don't exist...

Daily MailNHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because they are difficult to manage or to free up beds, a senior consultant claimed yesterday.

Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned the use of a controversial ‘death pathway’ into the equivalent of euthanasia of the elderly.

There are around 450,000 deaths in Britain each year of people who are in hospital or under NHS care. Around 29 per cent – 130,000 – are of patients who were on the LCP.

Clearly they do exist.

The problem with the UK's National Health Service is that the nation is paying for everyone's health care. That means someone else is making the decision about when you live or when it is too much effort to keep you alive. In a private health care system, that decision is up to you (and the size of your wallet). In the UK, if you want to pay for your own child's health care to save their life after the state has decided your child should be allowed to die, the police will barricade the hospital to stop you. (The article doesn't mention the police barricade, but it was reported on at the time).

There is no system where everyone gets unlimited medical care for free.

This entry was published Wed Jan 09 07:47:30 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2019-01-07 12:44:20.0. [Tweet]

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