Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Liverpool Care Pathway - A Predetermined Pathway

Today – and every day – people are being diagnosed as ‘dying’ and then, just for good measure - to ensure that this dire prospect is brought to its predetermined outcome and the prognosis is fulfilled - are placed on the "care pathway of the dying". This care pathway is the LCP.

This report is from Hold The Front Page 

Family still seeking answers over journalist’s death

The family of former regional newspaper reporter say they are still no clearer as to how he died following a meeting with the hospital where he was put on a treatment plan before his death.
Musosa Kazembe, who worked for the Swindon Advertiser in the 1970s, died at Great Western Hospital in the town on 28 December.

He had been put on a scheme designed to comfort the dying in their final days called the Liverpool Care Pathway.

Earlier this week we reported that his family were due to meet with hospital bosses following a dispute in which they claimed he was left to starve.

His three sons allege he was administered powerful sedatives and denied food or water despite at one point being well enough to cry out for something to eat.

His family have now requested his medical notes and are waiting for the hospital to release the information.

A spokesman for Great Western Hospital told the newspaper this week that it had been looking into the complaint since it was first raised but the investigation was not yet complete as it takes time to review all of the information to prepare a full response.

In a statement they said: “We have kept the family fully informed of the investigation, sharing information with them in an open manner and have had almost daily contact with them keeping them up to date.”

Musosa’s son Chim told the Advertiser: “When my father was admitted they said he was suffering from a virus. It took three days to carry out tests but by then they had already switched everything off, and we were never told the results.”

The family are also contesting whether his cause of death was pneumonia as stated on his death certificate or whether he starved.

The family want a post-mortem to determine the factors in Musosa’s death, but may have to pay for it to be carried out because the Wiltshire and Swindon coroner said the death had not been referred by the hospital.

In his journalism days Musosa reported on the fight against racism in Africa and Europe and once interviewed Enoch Powell.

Does this report require further comment...?

As was the outcome of being placed on the Liverpool Care Pathway so shall be the outcome of any investigations and reports. It is all predetermined.

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