Turning Patients’ Beds Towards Mecca?

If you add together government bureaucracy + liberal political correctness + health care, it’s not surprising that the result is something like this (which is occurring in Britain),

OVERWORKED nurses have been ordered to stop all medical work five times every day to move Muslim patients’ beds so they face towards Mecca.

The lengthy procedure, which also includes providing fresh bathing water, is creating turmoil among overstretched staff on bustling NHS wards.

But despite the havoc, Mid- Yorkshire NHS Trust says the rule must be instigated whenever possible to ensure Muslim patients have “a more comfortable stay in hospital”.

…Last night critics slammed the procedure and claimed the NHS would be better off investing its resources in tackling killer superbugs such as C.diff and MRSA.

One experienced nurse working at Dewsbury said: “It would be easier to create Muslim-only wards with every bed facing Mecca than have to deal with this.

“Some people might think it is not that big a deal, but we have a huge Muslim population in Dewsbury and if we are having to turn dozens of beds to face Mecca five times a day, plus provide running water for them to wash before and after prayers, it is bound to impact on the essential medical service we are supposed to be providing.

“Although the beds are designed to be moved, the bays are not really suitable for having loads of beds moved around to face a different direction, and despite our best efforts it does cause disruption for non-Muslim patients.”

The changes have been instigated by Dewsbury and District Hospital’s chief matron, Catherine Briggs, after she held a series of consultation meetings with local Asian GPs, ethnic minority patients groups and Muslim chaplain Ilyas Dalal to find out what staff could do to further improve Muslim patients’ experience of the NHS.

Welcome to the bureaucratic mentality, my friends! Just imagine taking the compassion of the IRS, combining it with the competence of FEMA, and the efficiency of the DMV and then turning it loose on health care in this country. That’s what we’re headed towards if Hillary Clinton and Company get their way.

PS: Want to change our health care for the better without handing it over to the government? Take away the enormous tax breaks we currently hand over to companies for health care and allow people to get tax breaks for their own individual policies. That would allow many more Americans to be covered, it would put an end to people losing their health coverage because they lost their jobs, and it would drive down the cost of health care. It’s a much better, more efficient solution to our problems than socialized medicine.

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