N.C. man dies after waiting 22 hours at hospital - page 4

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    of course, no one is too blame.. and yes i have been busy... but, not so, that a check on a pt. in 22hrs, i doubt it......your right, the mental health system needs some serious work. But, inspite of the overload of work,shortage of nurses, etc, etc.....THERE IS STILL NO EXCUSE
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    Quote from Vito Andolini
    Still, there is a state agency that oversees them and that can give them the boot when needed, right?
    In a state institution (which there is one right here in town), the state provides direct oversight, but it's rare that anyone gets officially disciplined. Most of the time, discipline is provoked in grossly negligent cases like this that could result in a lot of bad publicity. If the facility is a long-term/psych facility, the techs have CNA certifications from the Nurse Aide Registry like nursing home and home health aides do.

    But generally, people don't get "the boot" unless they do something that's likely to result in a lot of ugly publicity either.
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    "An investigator's report released Monday found that 50-year-old Steven Sabock died in April after he choked on medication and was left sitting in a chair for close to a day at the facility about 50 miles southeast of Raleigh. Surveillance video showed hospital staff watching television and playing cards a few feet away."

    What difference does it make why he died? The fact is, he wasn't cared for as he was promised when admitted to the hospital. Medical patients need our care to survive - shouldn't psych patients be given the same treatment?


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