So says Dr Laura de Rooy, a consultant neonatologist at St George’s Hospital NHS Trust in London writing in response to an article published in the British Medical Journal of the placement of disabled infants on the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP).
The LCP was developed to help push those clinging for life off the cliff, so to speak. The elderly and terminally ill. It defines the “care” for patients no longer deemed fit for life in the much-vaunted free NHS. Free for those healthy enough to survive it, maybe. But I digress.
Severely disabled infants have been placed on the LCP. Starving a baby to death. Brings new meaning to the term “care protocol,” no? More:
Earlier this month, an un-named doctor wrote of the agony of watching the protracted deaths of babies. The doctor described one case of a baby born with ‘a lengthy list of unexpected congenital anomalies’…
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thanks for linking. I used to think the more people knew, the better chancve we’d have for avoiding such fates. I’m not so sure anymore, but… sigh. Anyway.
You’re entirely welcome, PJ!
Really appreciate your post: the LCP is a horrific-yet-inevitable consequence of gov’t funded healthcare:
This just happens to be one of the more monstrous examples of it.
Thanks so much; hope to see you again soon!
We’ve already seen this here in the Terri Schiavo case in Florida. Horrifying. We must all continue to speak up for LIFE, come what may.