Thursday, December 23, 2010

Much-delayed inquiry into boy’s death

A leading Welsh Conservative says plans for an independent investigation into a 10-year-old boy's death 20 years ago do not go far enough.

This travesty could not happen in Canada!

Monday, December 06, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hospital high death rates

Is anytning going to be done to make hospitals safer and better?

Consider checklists, maybe?

Probably not on a large scale.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Checklists cut surgery deaths

Surprise - Surprise

Making a list and checking it twice -- before and after surgery -- appears to reduce complications, including deaths, researchers have found.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Robbie’s Law

Robbie’s Law and the Need for a Statutory Duty of Candour - October 14th, 2010

The Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations, which came into force in April 2010, provide for a statutory duty on healthcare providers to report incidents which harm patients to the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA).

AvMA’s report states that, “everyone needs to understand that it is simply unacceptable to allow dishonesty over medical accidents. Sending the message that cover ups may be tolerated (as the current arrangements do) can in no way support an open and fair culture.”

Friday, August 06, 2010

Self Regulation

Is this the result we should expect?

Preposterous, slanderous depiction of an honourable profession!

Does this article tend to vindicate the Arrogant Worms' lyrics?

Exclusive: 1,300 dosage mistakes leave three dead as research finds patient safety directives not being met
Thursday 12 August 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

Oh, isn't it remarkable at how confident we can be with the effectiveness of the self regulation that the medical profession has achieved world wide?

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Patient group aims to lift veil on medical errors

Each year, medical errors kill almost 24,000 Canadians, yet many patients say they struggle getting hospital staff to admit the mistakes. That why they've formed a new group calling for that to change.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

NHS blunder changed organ donors' wishes

Families allowed organs to be donated,
after being given wrong information
on what consent had been given

Makes one feel real comfortable with Ontario's,

Fair Notice

"An important change in how organ and tissue donation decisions are registered in Ontario.

Now, when you register or renew your health card at a ServiceOntario Office, you will be advised that only a “YES” to organ and tissue donation is being collected and stored in the OHIP database.",

doesn't it?

Organ transplants: Relative ethics
Examining the ethics of transplants
21 April 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Nurse is found guilty of misconduct

16 April 2009
A nurse who secretly filmed for a Panorama programme exposing neglect of elderly patients in a hospital has been struck off the register with immediate effect.

It sometimes takes a few moments for common sense to prevail?

12 October 2009
A nurse who was struck off the register for secretly filming care for the elderly at a Brighton hospital has won her battle to return to work.

22 March 2010
Nurse Margaret Haywood blew the whistle on shocking care of elderly patients in Sussex by filming undercover. She was struck off, but the high court reinstated her last month.

The sacred ethic of the health professions;
You don't blow the whistle on colleagues and they don't on you!,

Monday, March 01, 2010

Panel to probe Windsor hospitals

I don't find any comfort in this exercise!
I remember the expressions
Self regulation
Self serving

Are Windsor Hospitals really a perceived aberration, in that they perform less properly than other hospitals in other centers?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mistaken mastectomy probe

Pathologist suspended while tests reviewed

I wonder if the speed at which recommended safety procedures are being implemented are a good indication of the value that the medical profession's colleges et all places on their patients' well being?

How long have the recommendations for Surgical Checklists been ignored or ridiculed?

Province probes mistaken surgeries
The Ontario government has launched an external review into a number of botched medical procedures

This should give us as much comfort as
"Bill 31, Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004".

We need patient protection.

Fears grip Windsor
in wake of medical mistakes

Is the current system, in practical terms,
self regulating or self serving?

If there is any reason for doubt,
is that the reason we now have fear?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Common sense WHO guidelines are disregarded worldwide?! millspeninsula ex

Surgical checklist

"A simple safety check during major operations could prevent millions of people around the world from suffering surgical complications and save the lives of thousands of patients, according to a new study published today."

Why has the Medical "Profession" apparently been so determined not to adapt a time proven procedure that has been perfected by real "professionals" in another public service, AIRCREW, in the military and airline passenger and air freight industry. Maybe, it might be that an error in one profession, normally only harms the recipient of the service, while in the other, both the recipient and the service provider are at risk when errors occur?

Look at this previous observation!

The lessons pilots can teach surgeons
Debrief sessions, like those carried out by pilots, could reduce surgery errors
24 January 2009

Monday, January 18, 2010

Donate to the "Chalice" Haiti Relief Fund Now

If you would like to make a contribution to assist in the recovery efforts please click here to make a donation to our Disaster Relief Fund or call 1-800-267-2923. On January 14, 2010, the Government of Canada announced that it will match all individual donations to registered Canadian charitable organizations to support humanitarian and early recovery assistance to people affected by the earthquake in Haiti, up to a total of $50 million. Chalice is eligible to participate in this charitable programme and will endeavour to match all individual donations to our Haiti Disaster Relief Fund.

Further information will be posted as we continue to assess the situation on the ground.

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