This is pretty sick. Very sick in fact.
Surveillance video footage inside a New York hospital has shown staff ignoring a patient for an hour after she collapsed and lay dying on the floor.
They actually had left her waiting for psychiatric treatment for 24 hours before she collapsed and died.
In the video, Esmin Green, 49, is seen slumped in her seat just a few from an observation window and then falling to the floor of the psychiatric emergency room at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn.
A member of hospital staff and a security can later be seen passing by without doing anything, the latter staring at her for about 20 seconds before walking away.
Another security guard later pushed his chair into view of the camera, looking at the prone woman before he too left.
This will undoubtedly be used as an example of the horrors of the US health care system, the way in which its profit making nature makes it so uncaring of the real needs of patients. You can just see people sharpening their keyboards, can\’t you?
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the largest municipal hospital and health care system in the country, is a $5.4 billion public benefit corporation that serves 1.3 million New Yorkers and nearly 400,000 who are uninsured.
This is already public sector health care.
Wonder who the first polemecist to get that wrong will be?