Does this mean disabled people are second-class citizens to the Tory NHS?

Why was a disabled man left facing death after hospital doctors failed to realise he had sepsis?

Was it because Accident and Emergency doctors are overworked?

Or is it because disabled people are considered second-class citizens in Boris Johnson’s Tory Britain, that discriminates against anybody different?

Naythen Watkin was sent home from Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham with antibiotics after his mother took him to A&E. He had been having trouble passing water, and appeared to be turning grey.

He endured a six-hour wait for treatment (not unusual in today’s Tory NHS),

Mr Watkin, 22, has a rare disability called Dandy-Walker Syndrome which inhibits his motor and language skills.

It seems he was unable to communicate his own feeling of what was wrong – but this may have more to do with the fact that the doctor did not ask him any questions.

Mother Debra Newbert said he only spoke to her and did not seem to acknowledge that her sick son was even present.

Having returned home, the following morning Ms Newbert was unable to wake her son.

She called an ambulance which rushed him back to the resuscitation area at the same hospital – where doctors finally realised that Mr Watkin, who had a kidney transplant as a child, had kidney failure and sepsis.

He could have died.

Apparently a simple blood test would have revealed the problem, and it seems odd that – knowing his medical history – doctors never carried one out.

A full investigation has been commissioned and it will be interesting to learn whether this young man failed to receive the treatment he needed because  of his disabilities.

Source: Disabled man, 22, sent home from A&E with antibiotics ‘almost dies from sepsis’ – Mirror Online

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2 Thoughts to “Does this mean disabled people are second-class citizens to the Tory NHS?”

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    Second class’s funny not really you see I have been refused ops while they show much gusto in making you right but once they see that butterfly on one’s record it’s sorry there isn’t anything we can do isn’t life strange when even a doctor refuses you

  2. 6033624

    I’m afraid it’s something worse. Sadly I have some experience in this. My sister had been suffering infection after infection, she was given antibiotics over and over and over again. She is an articulate woman in her 50s and very accurately described her symptoms. However, time and time again the opportunity to correctly diagnose her was ignored and doctors took the easy route of prescribing antibiotics, neglecting to look at her medical records and getting her out of their office asap. As a result she was rushed to hospital ONLY after her husband called an ambulance in desperation when she had fallen seriously ill. So bad was her sepsis that they couldn’t wait for drugs to take effect and operated whilst her infection levels were dangerously high. She had her womb and ovaries removed and they were not hopeful for her survival. Against the odds she recovered and, after many months of getting back to health, has returned to work.

    I’m afraid that, even when presented with the chance, some of our doctors (too many) are failing to diagnose what is becoming a common disease. We put our doctors and nurses on a pedestal, understandable – it IS a noble profession and many dedicated staff giver their VERY best. Sadly, too many DON’T And that must lie at their OWN feet.

    Yes, our health service is deliberately underfunded, yes, the Tories not only don’t care but actively BLAME the sick and disabled for their own economic disasters and encourage a victim-blaming culture because they are, sad to say, evil-minded people..

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