In a shocking revelation, it has been claimed that hospitals might be pushing patients out of bed intentionally. It has been claimed by senior doctors that hospitals are limiting the use of food and drink for serious patients so that they can die easily and leave the occupied beds, thereby saving cost and extra beds available.
With so many patients being placed on a 'care pathway' every year, which would provide elderly patients an easy death with consent, it is believed that not all doctors are fine with the same.
“The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) is not about saving money. It is an established and respected tool that is recommended by NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) and has overwhelming support from clinicians at home and abroad”, said a spokesperson from Department of Health. It was in 1990s that the LCP was build at the Royal Liverpool Hospital, where fluids and drugs are being withhold in the last days of patients.
However, it’s totally up to the patients and their family members to decide if they really want to avail the facility. Furthermore, it has also been made clear that in case such patients get fine during the treatment, they are automatically removed from the LCP. There is a need to look at the issue from a broader perspective to ensure that no injustice is being suffered by any patient in any condition.