NIGERIA: ‘ VP Visit Marred by 2-Suicide Bombers ‘

#AceNewsReport – NIGERIA:July.01: Two suicide bombers blew themselves up near a hospital in Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria on Wednesday, Reuters said.

The blasts injured two people near the gates of a hospital where suicide bombers killed three people and injured 16 last Saturday, according to a military source and a witness.

The attack came shortly after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo arrived in the city to visit camps for people fleeing a militant Islamist insurgency.

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Hackers can remotely kill hospital patients with drug pumps

#AceNewsServices – Featured Report:June.11: Serious alarm is finally being raised over drug pumps in thousands of hospitals around the world being vulnerable to hacking.

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RT spoke to the security expert whose previous warnings were ignored – until he proved hackers could kill patients remotely.

Billy Rios, a security expert, earlier this year tested several pumps belonging to major drug pump maker Hospira, which delivers devices to over 400,000 hospitals globally. What he found was alarming, but not enough to cause widespread fear. Rios discovered that a hacker could remotely make the intravenous pump forget to warn the physician if they made a mistake setting the dosage.

So he kept on digging and later figured out how hackers could remotely change the firmware of a device and administer a fatal dosage at will.

“Anyone can do this, and it’s just a matter of time before someone figures out how,” Rios told RT.

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#food-and-drug-administration, #hacker-computer-security, #hospira, #hospital, #infusion-pump, #pump, #united-states-department-of-homeland-security, #wired-magazine

‘ JUDGE SENTENCES WOMAN FOR KILLING THREE CHILDREN BY SMOTHERING ‘

#AceWorldNews – BRITAIN – A woman who killed her three children by smothering them has been detained under a hospital order.

' Tania Clarence Sentenced to Detention Hospital Order '

‘ Tania Clarence Sentenced to Detention Hospital Order ‘

Tania Clarence, 43, of New Malden, south-west London, admitted the manslaughter of three-year-old twin sons Ben and Max, and daughter Olivia, aged four, due to diminished responsibility.

The children, who all had type 2 spinal muscular atrophy, were found at their home on 22 April.

She was sentenced at the Old Bailey.

Mr Justice Sweeney told Clarence she would not be released until she had recuperated from her illness.

During sentencing he said the mother had been “overwhelmed” by her family’s situation including witnessing medical interventions and procedures she felt were unnecessary.

He told the court she had a history of mental illness and was vulnerable at the time but had been of previous good character and there was “clear and convincing” evidence she was suffering a “major depressive episode”.

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#diminished, #hospital, #order, #responsibility, #sentenced

`Jeremy Hunt trying sneak through a law to allow closure of any hospital within 40 days’

#AceBreakingNews says according to the latest reports and 38 degrees `Jeremy Hunt‘ is trying to sneak through a law which will give him the power to quickly close any local hospital without listening to local people.

No hospital is safe.

38degreesHe’s changing the rules after losing twice in court trying to close Lewisham Hospital against the wishes of local people, doctors and nurses.

The sweeping new law – the ‘hospital closure clause’ of the Care Bill – will give the government the power to shut down any hospital, in as little as 40 days, regardless of how well the hospital is performing. [1]

Jeremy Hunt is hell-bent on pushing this through.

And time’s not on our side. It could be as little as one week before MPs vote this sinister threat into a reality.

If we’re going to have a chance of stopping Jeremy Hunt we need to throw the kitchen sink at this. And we need to move fast. Vote now to decide whether or not we should launch a big campaign. Yes or No?

YES – WE SHOULD NO – WE SHOULDN’T

Our NHS is precious. And it’s important that we know hospitals, accident and emergency and maternity services are there for us in moments of crisis and joy. It’s terrifying to imagine the government having the power to close any hospital without hearing the wishes of the local community.

It’s going to be tough to stop Jeremy Hunt. But we’ve done it before – twice in Lewisham alone. And if enough of us are keen, there are exciting possibilities for next steps. And new tactics we could try which would take even Jeremy Hunt by surprise!

The 38 Degrees staff team sit down on Monday morning to plan out the week ahead and decide on how we split up staff resources.

The most important factor when making those decisions is what 38 Degrees members think.

Should trying to stop the hospital closure clause be 38 Degrees’ top priority over the next few weeks? Please vote now to help decide whether to launch a big campaign by clicking on the buttons below.

YES – WE SHOULD NO – WE SHOULDN’T

Thanks for being involved,

Becky, Ian, Rebecca, David and the rest of the 38 Degrees team

PS: A study of NHS foundation trusts in England has found the number of those in financial trouble has nearly doubled in a year from 21 to 39. Jeremy Hunt has shown before he’s willing to close good hospitals to bail out ones which are struggling – this law would allow him to do this, even if local patients and doctors were strongly against it. [3]

NOTES
[1] What is the Hospital Closure Clause. Read more on our blog here: http://blog.38degrees.org.uk/2014/02/20/nhs-what-is-the-hospital-closure-clause/
[2] BBC News: Rise in NHS Foundation Trusts with deficit, says Monitor hospitals http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26299423

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#Germany : ” Boy of Thirteen Arrested for `Arson After Setting Fire to an Asylum’ whilst Working for Youth Fire Department”

#AceWorldNews German police say they have arrested a 13-year-old boy for setting fire to an asylum home in the city of Hamburg, killing a woman from Pakistan and her two children, AP reports.

The boy, who is a member of the city’s youth fire department, was identified through surveillance footage and witness accounts, says police spokesman Andreas Schoepflin.

The child admitted to the crime when approached by police on Friday night and was taken to hospital for evaluation. Police say he was not motivated by racist or anti-migrant sentiment.

Apart from the dead, 27 other people were injured when the blaze was sparked on Wednesday.

#anti-migrant, #ap, #asylum, #hamburg, #hospital, #pakistan, #police, #racist

Philadelphia: “Sixteen Year Old Boy Turns himself into Police Following the Shooting in the School Gym”

#AceWorldNews says a 16-year-old boy turned himself into police after a boy and girl were shot in a high school gym in north Philadelphia on Friday afternoon. Police are currently seeking another teenager in connection with the shooting, and another 15-year old who was initially taken in for questioning was later released by police. The victims, two 15-year-old’s, were both shot in the arm in Delaware Valley Charter High School.
The boy shot in the incident has been discharged from the hospital, while the boy remains in the hospital in stable condition. No motive for the shooting has yet been established. It is the second shooting to take place in a US school this week.

#delaware, #hospital, #police, #school, #shooting, #us, #victims

What Care In The Community – Part One

person we should be caring for and not all the rest! The sad fact is we have all the paperwork, departments and training but we just miss one very important fact!

WeSorry folks have been away on a personal crusade to sort out this – so-called ” Care In The Community” and what really happens, when we as relatives leave it  to the so-called professionals!

Well it all started about a month ago when my mother who is 89 years young, was submitted to the hospital, suffering from projectile vomiting! It came as a shock when l received the phone call as she had already been picked up and transferred to a hospital, somewhere!

Now the person who rang me was the now ex-regional manager and l will explain more on her later, but safe to say, supposed to be in charge! Anyway l thanked her for the call and waited about an hour and contacted the local hospital and was told, nobody by that name had been admitted to here! So immediately l rang back my mother’s care services and spoke to the same person and was told well the paramedics picked her up, and took her to hospital, but she knew not where! Now as a relative and her carer, son and main contact l was to say the least some what distraught and when questioned, she said nobody asked we just imagined it would be local!

So it was left as so often to me to find out where she was and eventually l found her so miles away at another hospital and was told not to worry, as she was alright and having a meal! The nursing sister said we will contact you later after the “react team” have seen her and recommend further. So l asked about visiting and was told could l refrain from visiting, as she maybe out before the weekend, now today was Friday! So l was being told my mother of 89 years of age, housebound and unable to walk without a hoist,  macular degeneration, chronic heat failure and thyroid problems, maybe taken home before the weekend, without even knowing what was wrong with her! In fact after a second visit to another hospital one week later, no body has had the courtesy of advising what was wrong with her, other than to say she had chronic constipation, this was when she was admitted the second time!

In fact she was released one week later from the first hospital, with even more tablets than before, and still no report of the reason for the vomiting, unless you count the words “well we can find nothing wrong” in fact when l questioned the doctor she said the extra tablets, where in fact anti-sickness! The fact that upon her release the first time no body advised me she had to take extra tablets, and in fact they were found by me two days later thrown on the floor and nobody, even the “care service providers” where aware she had to take them! It was only when l happened to visit on that day a doctor turned up as she had been unwell and they thought it was a UTI {Urinary Tract Infection}, which the doctor flatly denied, but l advised that her lips where so dry up on my arrival as she had not in my opinion, drank enough fluid! Thus the carer’s  had in their intimate wisdom decided it must be a UTI and not lack of looking at the person for any symptoms related to how people get UTI’s, namely lack of fluid!

Anyway l showed the doctor the tablets and she said, l will check this out and let you know, but stated they are anti-sickness, as one of the other tablets have side effects, that cause sickness! Also as my mother was not a good eater or drank enough fluids without coaxing, then maybe this could the reason, she was sick!!!

So l waited until l was in town and visited the pharmacy and asked about the tablets, they knew nothing and had no records, so l visited the doctor’s surgery and was told they had sent details to the pharmacy! I stated they had not received these details and upon checking the computer, l was told must be an error. So once again it was up to me to hand deliver the instructions for these tablets, as everyone involved one again had failed to deliver this service.

My conclusion on just part one of these post, is that we are all to busy getting our health services more money, and miss one vital and most important point, that all that should matter is the  do not have people who care enough about the person that they are caring about, and until we do, more situations like this one will occur, over and over again, l am sorry to say!

IMPORTANT: You may have noticed that l mentioned no persons, hospitals and services names, as l have an ongoing enquiry underway, which involves every service provider mentioned. This is and will be very involved as l have to wait for their report’s and then follow-up, so until l have more information l cannot disclose names! Just would like to know if anyone else has encountered similar situations? If so please let me know so l can print your findings, or investigate for and on your behalf?  

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