“We know that at least 1,000 people a month are dying in hospital from acute kidney injury due to poor care. These deaths are avoidable. This is completely unacceptable. Doctors and nurses need to make elementary checks… Medical staff need to check their patients are not becoming dehydrated. They also need to be aware that some common medications increase the risk of AKI.”
“AKI costs the NHS more than £1billion every year. That’s more than we spend on breast, lung and bowel cancer combined. Every day more than 30 people are dying needlessly. Compare that with MRSA which was killing about four people a day at its peak.The Express’ Jan Disley added:
Simple improvements in basic care could save the NHS £200million pounds a year and, more importantly, save thousands of lives.”
“Up to 40,000 NHS hospital patients are dying of thirst every year according to damning official figures released today… The toll, five times higher than expected, is due to avoidable kidney problems sparked by poor care. Many of the 3,000 deaths a month are simply from patients not being given enough to drink…So that’s all right then. 40,000 deaths a year. As many as 40,000 people, almost all of them British, are dying unnecessarily every year because the nursing staff in our hospitals are not ensuring that they have enough to drink.
The figure means AKI, involving sudden loss of kidney function, is responsible for eight times as many fatalities as superbug MRSA at its peak. Severe dehydration is one of the main causes… People with conditions such as heart failure or diabetes and those admitted to hospital with infections are susceptible. AKI can also develop after major surgery.
A spokesman for NHS England said: ‘We have taken steps to ensure the NHS puts in place coherent long-term plans to reduce avoidable deaths in our hospitals’.”
LibLabCon did this. They made this happen. They are responsible.
I call it murder. I say they are killing us. What do you call it? What do you say is happening here? What do you who have maintained LibLabCon in power for so long say this is? Have you, with your mindless voting habits, aided and abetted mass murder? The mass murder of your own people?
A weirdo Sister saw me staring at my mother's bloated body and snatched the sheets out of my hand and covered her up. As though I wasn’t supposed to see the terrible damage the hospital staff’s ‘poor care’ had already done.
Three days later they said she had two days to live. I took her home and she lived another ten.
I don’t hate the doctors and nurses for killing my mother. I don’t hate that Sister. The way things are in our hospitals nowadays it’s as though many of them are in some kind of rabbit-in-the-headlights daze much of the time. No, I don’t hate them.
But I do hate those you vote for. I hate them with all my heart.
They killed my mother.
And many, many more.
Those you vote for kill us in a thousand ways.
This is one of them.