Straight Up with Sherri

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Oh My Dear God, What Have We Come to!

Hat tip: olliecollie

Found this at

Coroner seeks inquiry into ‘mass euthanasia’ at hospital
by Lois Rogers, Medical Editor

A CORONER is demanding a public inquiry into claims that 11 hospital patients were deliberately starved to death. He believes that it could be Britain’s first case of forced “mass euthanasia”.


The 11 patients, all men aged between 65 and 93, died in the Rowsley ward for the elderly at Kingsway. A review of the cases, ordered by the coroner, found evidence that their deaths may have been speeded up by withholding sufficient food.

The allegations first surfaced after Jayne Drew, a healthcare assistant, alerted the hospital managers after the deaths of Simon Smith, 74, and Arthur Boddice, 81, in the summer of 1997.

Families of fellow patients at the hospital claimed that some staff had become so upset at seeing elderly people being starved that they had taken it upon themselves to feed them secretly.

One relative has described how it was distressing to see his father go without food. Andrew Hughson said his 75- year-old father, also called Andrew, would vainly stretch his hand towards meals being delivered to other patients.

“We kept being told that feeding him would be bad for his general health, and he was too frail to tell us otherwise,” he said.

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  • oh you know hospital food. it's horrid.

    a mcdonalds connected to a hospital would have more nutrition in the food than hospital food would anyway.

    all in all the hospitals suck.


    By Blogger Camphor, at 11:43 PM  

  • Thought I would stop in to say, "Hi"!!!
    'Thought & Humor'

    By Blogger 'Thought & Humor', at 11:44 PM  

  • If this keeps up, we can see "Angel of Death" serial killers getting their convictions overturned on the grounds that this sort of thing happens all the time and they were subject to selective prosecution.

    By Blogger GrannyGrump, at 1:42 AM  

  • Granny Grump

    May I just say.... I LOVE YOU!!

    You are GREAT!

    Thanks for visiting!


    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 1:44 AM  

  • Repost - As much as it saddens me to even say the words all of the sociatal factors will continue to increase the pressure to find ways to justify eliminating "undesirables". The most prominent of these of course; population growth, immigration, health care costs, social security woes. etc. One not always voiced, but just below the surface, is the fear of "mutated" gene pools. The ascerbic questions of abating mishappened physical characteristics and medical problems of all sorts. Aside from the issues of morality, the problem is that even if it were prectical to pursue this area there are always new twists that appear in the physicality of our species. This whole issue is not only a slippery slope, but one that is almost immpossible to avoid, given the fact that we simply lack the ability to find pragmatic answers to some of lifes most difficult, and emotionally charged questions. As time goes by this whole canard will become more and more difficult if we don't start developing answers soon. Lacking this, the horrible prospect looms that we may be steadily pushed, kicking and screaming, toward that cliff of "species cleansing", Adolph like, aided and abeted by the uprise in gene medicine and technologies. Not a pretty prospect from any standpoint. "Hypnodrome" anyone?

    By Anonymous Big Bang Hunter, at 2:58 PM  

  • Granny Grump and Big Bang Hunter....your words, true and to the point, scare me. As they should... Sherri, thanks for your newest post. It reveals more of what we've been hearing about how widespread this has been, and how quieted.

    Mary, at blogs for terri, had some first ideas of action items for us to consider, and I would like to post them here. From Mary:

    What if...

    Mae had appointed a guardian ad lidem group of doctors and clergy to protect her? What if that group had teeth, in the form of a crack team of attorneys expert in these matters? (along the lines of the ACLU). What if the doctors in this group monitored the care she was being given and the attorneys in this group routinely prosecuted anyone who did anything detrimental to Mae or the others who had appointed them.

    What if...these people weren't so very under protected by the rest of the sheep, but had a sheep dog to protect her? What if, by appointing this group as her guardian, Mae had placed herself in a shelter, BEFORE all this began, a shelter with the power to make the wolves take notice and back off?

    When Terri died I knew they would become ever more brazen. With Mae we are watching their arrogance balloon outrageously. They no longer bother with any pretense or artifice. I am praying for a sheep dog for Mae, but I don't know who it would be outside of God, because we haven't gotten around calling this "dog" into existence yet.

    Here's what to do: Contact pro-life doctors and clergy in your area, and ask them if they would be a part of a guardian ad litem group. Explain the concept to them and if they are truly pro life, I think they will go for it. I also think there should be three doctors to a group if possible.

    Start a prayer warriors group in your area and commit to praying for anyone caught in hell, and for the healing and deliverance of those who are guilty of this.

    Get the word out about this group. Really we need a central group that gets info printed up about all this, so people can go to Walmart and other high traffic areas to hand them out. It should contain the truth about the euthanasia movement, the living will, and this alternative group, etc.

    AND, for those who for any reason don't have such a group to protect them, let us at least provide a jury of 12. First we must find out why this is being done without a jury, then apply the proper rememdy, even if it means having congress make a new law. That shouldn't have to be the case, but if it is, then find a congress person to sponsor the bill and rag all legislative people to support it. And get it passed fast.

    Someone responded to her: " awesome plan - a group that...people could appoint as their guardians before they ever got sick - that really makes so much sense..."

    I do know that there is corruption among doctors/the medical ethics taught today/ and even some clergy (Terri Schiavo's bishop for example). And the ACLU may not have such crack lawyers themselves, but as a grassroots plan of action, does this not have merit - to find those with education and/or licensing and some experience, who are doctors and clergy and in law practice who could be called on for such a thing as this?

    By Anonymous Juleni, at 4:58 PM  

  • I think reverse psychology will work . In my living will it will be stipulated that the Guardian will receive a handsome stipend from my estate as long as the I am alive and provided for .. Upon my death, all income ceases and my estate goes to charity. That'll straighten out any crooked thinkers !!!

    By Anonymous JoMarley, at 8:37 PM  

  • My God how much of this is happening, Something needs to be done about this. In the state of Georgia, if you dont feed your dog and it dies you can be charged with a crime, but for some reason human life is different.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:40 PM  

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