Wednesday, January 28, 2009

England's NHS starved man to death.

Earlier this month the nationalized health service of England took another blow in the media as it was revealed that they had let a man starve to death while under their care.

Martin Ryan was a 43-year-old man with Downs Syndrome who had difficulty communicating. When he had a stroke he was unable to swallow food. No one bothered to fit him with a feeding tube while in hospital. After 26 days without eating the hospital discovered that this error had been made but it was too late to save Ryan who literally starved to death. The NHS trust that operates the hospital has apologized to the family

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