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(Daily Mail)   Man dies after a six-hour wait in a hospital because the staff was too busy posing for a calendar to help him   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 155
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2008-12-30 06:28:54 PM  
I'm not sure how to apply the standard of care.
 
2008-12-30 06:29:00 PM  
"A hospital source said: "The calendar was meant to be a light-hearted way to raise some money, but in light of what's happened it seems rather inappropriate."

ya think so?
 
2008-12-30 06:36:23 PM  
In before "see what you get with socialized medicine?!!!"
 
2008-12-30 06:37:12 PM  
I would just like to ask 'how's that socialized health care working out for you limeys? Nanny state, old chap, etc.'

But as I'm British and NHS delivered my firstborn last week with nothing short of amazing service, I shan't.
 
2008-12-30 06:37:19 PM  
Ya gotta time your visits to the emergency room better than that. Try to have your heart attacks and strokes during core business hours outside of holiday season. Be considerate of the staff, they're more important than you.
 
2008-12-30 06:43:25 PM  
And if they had ruined the photoshoot just because this guy was dying, then people would complain about that. You just can't win.
 
2008-12-30 06:44:12 PM  
And if this is the last thing he saw before dying...
i.dailymail.co.uk...his estate should get treble damages!
 
2008-12-30 06:48:11 PM  
A calendar?

Hey that's a great idea... TF should totally...

what?

/oh, nevermind
 
2008-12-30 06:52:00 PM  
They should dedicate a day to him.
 
2008-12-30 07:39:46 PM  
The guy didn't die because they were making a calendar.

They only mention the calendar because they think it proves that the hospital staff doesn't take their jobs seriously and that he most likely died of neglect. Like so many other people they only want to blame someone else for their family members death and make a few bucks along the way.
 
2008-12-30 07:49:26 PM  
"...next, on a very special episode of Scrubs..."
 
2008-12-30 08:04:12 PM  
The family members are opportunistic asshats (or they're just grieving very publicly), but the hospital *might* have thought twice about releasing a calendar 2 days after a guy dies due to your neglect.
 
2008-12-30 08:05:35 PM  
Goddamnit, socialized medicine kills again!
 
2008-12-30 08:07:05 PM  
It's the Daily Mail. $10 says there's a teensy bit more to the story than they let on.
 
2008-12-30 08:10:03 PM  
Six hours? That's a long photo shoot.
 
2008-12-30 08:11:26 PM  
"As a GP, I am trained to recognise when a patient is acutely ill...."
 
2008-12-30 08:12:05 PM  
fs1.us.cyworld.com
 
2008-12-30 08:12:09 PM  
www.gazizza.net

Cheeeese!
 
2008-12-30 08:12:30 PM  
time line is a little off

After he was finally seen on December 15, he rapidly deteriorated. He died two days after Christmas from a viral illness.

The calendar was launched at Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham, Kent on December 17, and features doctors and nurses dressed up as stars from Fawlty Towers, Baywatch, Open All Hours and Pirates of the Caribbean


So he was dead before the photo shoot started? BFD
 
2008-12-30 08:12:41 PM  
And yesterday my food came to the table cold.... life is unfair.
 
2008-12-30 08:12:55 PM  
Mycroft_Holmes_IV: Cheeeese!

Oh Snap! beat ya by like 4 seconds!
 
2008-12-30 08:14:32 PM  
Mycroft_Holmes_IV: Cheeeese!

Oh Snap! beat ya by like 4 seconds!


Dude. How'd that happen?
 
2008-12-30 08:14:36 PM  
My god! The socialized health care is to blame! No really, it may be, but is it even worth talking about anymore? People die here, people die over there, and I bet someone is getting neglected on both sides of the pond at this very moment.

Instead of turning this into a fight about the merits of socialized health care, let's discuss just how hideous those hospital workers are. That's something we can all agree on.
 
2008-12-30 08:15:12 PM  
I LOLed.
 
2008-12-30 08:15:31 PM  
I'm thinking in situations like this, that it might be a good idea to collapse on the ground and grab your chest or start convulsing -
 
2008-12-30 08:17:53 PM  
Kanemano: time line is a little off

After he was finally seen on December 15, he rapidly deteriorated. He died two days after Christmas from a viral illness.

The calendar was launched at Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham, Kent on December 17, and features doctors and nurses dressed up as stars from Fawlty Towers, Baywatch, Open All Hours and Pirates of the Caribbean


So he was dead before the photo shoot started? BFD


So you think they took the photos, created the layout, printed and bound the calendar and started distributing it in one day?
 
2008-12-30 08:18:01 PM  
Kanemano: time line is a little off

After he was finally seen on December 15, he rapidly deteriorated. He died two days after Christmas from a viral illness.

The calendar was launched at Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham, Kent on December 17, and features doctors and nurses dressed up as stars from Fawlty Towers, Baywatch, Open All Hours and Pirates of the Caribbean


So he was dead before the photo shoot started? BFD


The calendar was launched as in printed, ready for sale. I'm pretty certain the photo shoot took place before that. They usually do.
 
2008-12-30 08:18:23 PM  
The DNRTFA is strong with this one.
 
2008-12-30 08:19:47 PM  
Another article about the guy, and a BBC link.


"The Medway hospital has previously come under the spotlight for a string of blunders.

These include the body of a dead patient being left undiscovered on a toilet for 12 hours.."


And to make it worse, at one point a woman named Caitlin Bree had sex with the corpse.

 
2008-12-30 08:20:30 PM  
FTFA: The Medway hospital has previously come under the spotlight for a string of blunders.
These include the body of a dead patient being left undiscovered on a toilet for 12 hours, and the case of 31-yearold Peter Cura, who died after Medway medics failed to spot his cancer despite 37 visits to the hospital.
Nurse Christina Hemsley and patient Tanya Outen launched the calendar to raise funds for the hospital's cancer unit


That's all the info I would need for some suspensions to be handed out.
 
2008-12-30 08:20:43 PM  
The article makes no mention of him being made to wait because of the photo shoot. It doesn't even HINT at that possibility.

Oh, Fark headlines, you cards.
 
2008-12-30 08:20:52 PM  
Wasn't this an episode of Scrubs?
 
2008-12-30 08:21:44 PM  
Kanemano: time line is a little off

After he was finally seen on December 15, he rapidly deteriorated. He died two days after Christmas from a viral illness.

The calendar was launched at Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham, Kent on December 17, and features doctors and nurses dressed up as stars from Fawlty Towers, Baywatch, Open All Hours and Pirates of the Caribbean


So he was dead before the photo shoot started? BFD


Nope. The calendar was released (made available for purchase) on 12/17. Given the lead time for these things, the actual photo shoot was probably a few weeks earlier.
 
2008-12-30 08:22:30 PM  
NightOwl2255: And if this is the last thing he saw before dying...
...his estate should get treble damages!


Wasn't that an episode of Star Trek?
 
2008-12-30 08:23:53 PM  
"While there is no suggestion any of the staff involved in the shooting of the calendar have behaved improperly"

The Medway hospital has previously come under the spotlight for a string of blunders.

"These include the body of a dead patient being left undiscovered on a toilet for 12 hours, and the case of 31-yearold Peter Cura, who died after Medway medics failed to spot his cancer despite 37 visits to the hospital."


That's great paid time off!

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2008-12-30 08:24:39 PM  
Meet Us at the Stick: In before "see what you get with socialized medicine?!!!"

It is not socialized medicine it is socialized anything...health care, housing, welfare.

Government cannot do anything to help the individual. Yet, people that are so called "evolved" believe this is the way to go for progression.

They do this not to help people but to just make them feel better about themselves - something they will never admit.

Survival of the fittest, i.e. free market, is the path to the light.
 
2008-12-30 08:25:49 PM  
pamela anderson?

i thought it was suzanne sommers
 
2008-12-30 08:27:52 PM  
Bender The Offender: Goddamnit, socialized medicine kills again!

msnbcmedia4.msn.com

Would like a word with you.
 
2008-12-30 08:27:55 PM  
difrancopsycho: pamela anderson?

i thought it was suzanne sommers



^that^
 
2008-12-30 08:29:20 PM  
lordaction: Meet Us at the Stick: In before "see what you get with socialized medicine?!!!"

It is not socialized medicine it is socialized anything...health care, housing, welfare.

Government cannot do anything to help the individual. Yet, people that are so called "evolved" believe this is the way to go for progression.

They do this not to help people but to just make them feel better about themselves - something they will never admit.

Survival of the fittest, i.e. free market, is the path to the light.


I work in the same building as a nursing college. At least half of them smoke, and about the same amount are very overweight. Not saying anything...but they don't even allow smoking on the premises in hospitals.
 
2008-12-30 08:29:52 PM  
FTFA: The Medway hospital has previously come under the spotlight for a string of blunders.
These include the body of a dead patient being left undiscovered on a toilet for 12 hours, and the case of 31-yearold Peter Cura, who died after Medway medics failed to spot his cancer despite 37 visits to the hospital.
Nurse Christina Hemsley and patient Tanya Outen launched the calendar to raise funds for the hospital's cancer unit.


Putting the calendar funds to good use, the hospital hopes to improve its cancer-spotting record to a mere 30 visits.
 
2008-12-30 08:30:09 PM  
You guys really should see the calender though.
 
2008-12-30 08:30:21 PM  
lordaction:
Meet Us at the Stick: In before "see what you get with socialized medicine?!!!"

It is not socialized medicine it is socialized anything...health care, housing, welfare.

Government cannot do anything to help the individual. Yet, people that are so called "evolved" believe this is the way to go for progression.

They do this not to help people but to just make them feel better about themselves - something they will never admit.

Survival of the fittest, i.e. free market, is the path to the light.


"Path to the light"? This is not amateur preacher hour. Come back when you have a stronger troll, or an actual economic argument.
 
2008-12-30 08:31:20 PM  
I was expecting this news to be something that would be criticizing material of socialized medicine, only to find it as careless idiocy. Seeing as they have screwed up a few times over there, they don't seem to be taking their work very seriously.
 
2008-12-30 08:31:49 PM  
Fark Headline obviously was wrong...HOWEVER, this sums it up nicely.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2008-12-30 08:32:34 PM  
When I was a reporter in Iowa, some of the old timers used to talk about when the hospital over in Quincy, Illinois, got their first helicopter (sometime in the late 80s/early 90s, maybe?). They were so proud of it, they booked it for a shoot with the local TV station.

It just so happened, there was a really nasty traffic accident that day where the helicopter would have really been useful. One of the people died before the ambulance could get her back to the hospital. The helicopter would have saved her life, if it had been available.

/No socialized medicine in Quincy, Illinois.

//Couldn't find a link to the story online
//If it happened before the web was invented, then it never really happened
 
2008-12-30 08:34:32 PM  
Nanny State - Check
Socialized Medicine - Check
Epic Fail - Check

This is just too easy
 
2008-12-30 08:36:40 PM  
Kanemano: time line is a little off


Yours certainly is. What day is Christmas on your calendar?

 
2008-12-30 08:38:11 PM  
Man dies in hospital because of a calendar printed six weeks earlier after a photo shoot that had to have been done at least two months before that; and that was sold two days after he died?

Yeah, wow, that's some serious neglect there, Sparky. Next they'll be saying some guy died because the doctor was at a golf tournament last year and posted his scores on the hospital website two weeks after the guy was buried.
 
2008-12-30 08:40:51 PM  
Are there pics of this calendar?
 
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