SURGICAL HORROR STORIES THAT DEFY BELIEF!
Doctors leaving souvenir surgical instruments inside patients e.g. scalpel blades, drill bits, needles and scissors, as well as theatre nurses leaving swabs and sponges behind — undiscovered for months, even years — doctors over-prescribing powerful drugs for the frail, patients falling out of bed, from hoists, off operating tables and left to starve! If this is not cause enough for alarm, read on, there’s more…..
WRONG procedures, WRONG surgery
MIX-UPS in operating theatres — WRONG patient
WRONG site surgery, BOTCHED surgery
WRONG medicine, WRONG dosage, MISSED doses
WRONG blood type transfused
EQUIPMENT STERILIZATION failures
PATIENTS with deadly infections, like MRSA, VRE, C.diff not isolated
DRUG-IMPAIRED surgeons and nurses in charge in Operating Theatres and Intensive Care Units
PATIENTS exposed to staph infections, HIV, Hepatitis C
BLOOD and BLOOD PRODUCTS CONTAMINATED with HIV and Hepatitis C
OUT-OF-DATE blood products
ICU VITAL SIGNS monitors running out of paper
DISREGARD for basic hygiene like hand-washing
HIT & MISS hospital treatment, THIRD WORLD care
INEPT DOCTORS and NURSES
NURSES COVERING-UP DOCTOR MALPRACTICE
“OVERDOSE” deaths of the elderly
SURGICAL SETTING DRUGS THEFT and PHARMACY LOG REGISTER “rigging”
UNNECESSARY SURGERY “topping up the coffers” FRAUD
MEDICARE BILLING FRAUD
CRIMINAL DOCTORS intentionally harming and killing patients
PATIENT DEATHS covered-up, classed as “routine”
The list goes on…..
How can anyone let this recklessness continue?
Physician, heal thyself, St. Luke IV:23. PLEASE!
The patient death toll is worse than 45 planes crashing a year, EVERY year, and those were just 1990 figures… It’s now 2019 and nothing has changed. Cause for concern indeed.
1. YOU ARE MORE LIKELY to be killed by a doctor than a criminal. Here we are all frightened of walking down a dark street when it’s Mr White Coat the one to be worried about.
2. DOCTORS report medical mistakes kill 18,000 at least, and harm 330,000  every year and this is just a minimum number! 
3. AEROPLANES are 10,000 times safer to enter than hospitals. 
4. OUR ROADS are 11 times safer to use than our hospitals. 
5. MEDICAL ERROR is a leading cause of death and injury in Australia.
 In November 1995 Australian figures validated by peer review in The Medical Journal of Australia [Vol. 163, p.458-471]. In 1998, another 17,100 patients ended up dead and 114,000 were harmed according to First National Report on Patient Safety [August 2001]. In 2002, another 500,000 patients were harmed in one year according to the Australian Patient Safety Foundation.
 Nine Network “Sunday” Death by Bad Medicine, 25 July 1999.
 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC TV “Four Corners” Killed By Care, July 2006.
 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 1998 Summary.