Friday, February 16, 2007

Dumping Homeless Patients in the Streets - LA Presbyterian Hospital Care in Action

First an update on the incompetence of Royal Bank of Scotland staff (see postings below for background). Bottom line: The bank was never heard of again. Scandalous is too polite a word to describe what I think about this outfit.

Anyway, on to Los Angeles. The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center dumped a homeless paraplegic patient it had cared for on the streets of a particularly crime ridden neighbourhood. The patient was reportedly found crawling on the streets, with a soiled gown, a broken colostomy bag, and a plastic bag with his belongings clenched between his teeth. This story reminds me a bit of similar reports I heard with regard to private hospitals while I lived in South Africa. - No comment required, no doubt...

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