Thursday, 26 November 2009

Hospital Equipment 'Splattered With Blood' at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Essex

"An expert task force is to investigate after inspectors found an unusually high death rate among patients at an NHS hospital in Essex.
There were blood stains on floors and curtains, blood splattered on trays used to carry equipment and badly soiled mattresses in the A&E department with stains soaked through".


A previous report gave them a high rating, obviously they only clean up when they know the inspectors are coming.

However they do have a history of negligence where patients are concerned.

"As long ago as 2001, conditions at Basildon were described as “Third World” by the Royal College of Nursing because of a shortage of beds. Then, in 2004, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was fined for failing to control the risk of legionnaire’s disease after a patient contracted the illness — weeks later tests showed the legionella bacteria were still present.

Last year, more than 200 new mothers were offered HIV tests after the Trust discovered that a member of staff who had delivered their babies was HIV positive, and in April this year a three-year-old girl died in the paediatric ward after intravenous drip bags were found to have been sabotaged. In 2007, the Trust admitted being at fault in the case of a child who was left disabled after she was starved of oxygen when she was born at Basildon Hospital in 2001".


So who is responsible for this outrage?

Board of Directors

Board of Governors

Board of Clinical Directors

The old phrase "Too many cowboys and not enough indians" comes to mind.

It never ceases to amaze me that many of those running our hospitals have no clinical experience at all.
For instance what does a former estate agent have to offer where hospitals are concerned?

Between them, the board members earn salaries of £820,000, with all receiving pay rises of up to 24 per cent in the year 2008 to 2009. Highest paid is the medical director Dr Stephen Morgan, on £210,000 a year, followed by chief executive Alan Whittle on £150,000 a year. Director of nursing Maggie Rogers is on £105,000 a year.

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This whole sorry bunch should resign or be sacked!!

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