WW's Weekend Window on the World

Don't get ill in Essex. Those unfortunate enough to get a case of Billericay Dickie or just get a bit old and in need of a routine service, may be wise to go elsewhere, after two major Essex hospitals have been declared filthy and fatal.


According to the Mail:

Unannounced visits by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission found blood spattered on curtains and chairs in the A&E ward, a catheter bag on the floor, poorly-trained nurses and patients treated on trolleys.
A commode was soiled under the seat, nurses were failing to feed frail elderly people and patients had pressure sores.
There was no paediatric nurse for most of the time so children were not getting the best care.
The mortality rate in the A&E ward was 6.1 per cent in 2008, more than a third higher than the national average of 4.4 per cent.

It's one of those stories that makes me shudder with the realisation that the UK will be a third world country within decades.

For the purposes of enlightenment I watched a You Tube Video of the phenomenon known as Jedward. I wondered what it was all about; how two talentless karaoke singers who looked like spring onions with little faces biro'd on them could get so much public exposure, that is, until I saw confirmed batchelor, Louis Walsh slavering over them. It's all about young boy bum then.

Not that I have been remiss recently in ranting on about the Iraq war, but it has now been revealed that the two highest placed diplomats, Sir Christopher Meyer and Sir Jeremy Greenstock both had significant and telling reservations about it. The latest is that Sir Jeremy, who was our UN Ambassador came close to resigning over the issue. Came close?

I myself warned the Foreign Office in October that I might have to consider my own position

You know, I have hear this so many times now; the voices of the people who "nearly" resigned.  It makes me wonder how many deals were done by Blair's henchmen, how many blackmailings, how many carrots or sticks were used on persons unknown to push through this atrocity. Believe Tom Harris, pressure is applied all the time on Ministers, Diplomats and the Press to drive forward the correct "narrative".

My MGF is still in the garage being tarted up. Anybody got a spare hard top they want to flog?

I just handed someone £100 for two bulk bags of logs. They don't grow on trees you

Best story of the week:


David Truscott, 40, broke into a farm, covered himself in the waste and was seen masturbating, a court heard.
He was caught just weeks after he was released from a previous prison sentence for a similar offence.

Does the local council cover this kind of thing? If it did, it would be shouting hysterically that this man's sexual preferences had been denied and his human right, to wank off in pig shit was as natural as gay cruising on the Bristol Downs.

And to blow away the blues, let's go over to the California coastline, and the bleached blond haired girls and the beautiful sunshine...


Dr Shipman said...

Scottish hospitals are probably worse than Essex hospitals. Aberdeen and Dundee hospitals were given one month's notice of visits by inspectors yet still had filthy wards with patients lying in shit and blood. Toilets with the walls kicked out ( no seriously ). Patients dying due to Cdiff, MRSA and general neglect.
I'd top myself rather than go into a Scottish hospital for my final months. Better a quick death that months of hunger, thirst and neglect.
WRT X Factor. Louis Walsh has refocused his lust on Joe since Jedward were voted off. What he'd give to bum young Joe ! Randy old sod.

Dave said...

Who was it who said "Don't get old and don't get ill!"?

Neil Kinnock.
About the only true thing he said.

That said, I recently spent a week in intensive care in my local hospital. It was interesting having a candid conversation with the unit manager. I said that the problem as I saw it is that the govt gives you a sum of money for nurses, but the first thing they insist on is to employ a bean counter to look after the money. By the time they've set up their empire there's no money left for nurses.
Her reply? "Don't get me started!"

That said, the unit I stayed in was small (only nine beds), had a dedicated team of nurses and support staff, cleaners who thoroughly cleaned my room every day, nurses who changed my bedding every day- yes, nurses who were happy to get their hands dirty.
And a staff nurse who was pathological about MRSA and made me use their antibacterial cleaner instead of soap.
Small, stable team, structured so that everyone knew what they were doing at all times.
Everything big government hates.