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Tom Hennessy

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  • Comment on: Two nurses sacked over death outside A&E

    Tom Hennessy's comment 22 October, 2012 8:09 pm

    I had read another instance where the excuse given by one nurse that her back was bad and she couldn't have lifted the patient if she tried. Soooo , it is not that uncommon for people to die within inches of the emergency and the fact the comments seem to be rallying around those who were fired means ? nobody has learned anything.

  • Comment on: Prince Charles praises nurses for hospital food improvement

    Tom Hennessy's comment 22 December, 2011 3:46 am

    There cannot be any 'improvement' in hospital food until a logical amount of food 'requirement' is addressed which leads to obesity.
    The amount of protein per day for example. During the first world war Dr. Hindbede , due to food restriction , found one gram of protein per day for every ten pounds of person is all that is required to survive.
    The government's nutritionists and / or doctors / RDA tell us we need four grams of protein per day per ten pounds of person. That is quite the difference. Four to one. THAT amount of protein is only achieved pretty much by eating meat.
    Which might help to explain how everyone seems to be getting obese.
    Too much food.

  • Comment on: Vaccine side effects top of nurses' concerns about flu jab

    Tom Hennessy's comment 22 December, 2011 3:12 am

    Another problem possibly with the vaccine is it shows the immunity to bacteria is lowered by the vaccine. So in effect one trades 'the flu' for sepsis ?
    "A central figure behind the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) claims disputing the link between vaccines and autism and other neurological disorders has disappeared after officials discovered massive fraud involving the theft of millions in taxpayer dollars. Danish police are investigating Dr. Poul Thorsen, who has vanished along with almost $2 million that he had supposedly spent on research."

  • Comment on: 'Calling nurses a drain on public finances is a downright insult'

    Tom Hennessy's comment 20 December, 2011 6:22 pm

    THIS is happening in EVERY union job everywhere and so it maybe IS time for some 'reform' ?
    "Boom time in the NHS sees first nurse paid £100,000"
    "Some in the Regina Qu'appelle Health Region are pulling in between $180,000-$250,000 a year"
    "News that a nurse made $250,000 alarmed us not because of the size of the payment but the way such a sum was earned. He works 12, 12.5-hour shifts a month, apparently works four weekends in a row, and picks up 12 more shifts by working overtime. The legislation to limit the working day to eight or nine hours, which was fought for so bitterly by trade unions two centuries ago, was to prevent this way of working. It was considered exploitative and, in many trades, to be dangerous. As a result, industrial accidents have declined. Now, however, excessively long hours seem to be permitted in hospitals"

  • Comment on: Iron deficiency linked to blood clots

    Tom Hennessy's comment 19 December, 2011 4:59 pm

    "low levels of iron in the blood is a potentially treatable risk factor for blood clots"

    Actually low levels of iron in the blood is NOT necessarily a sign of iron deficiency. Low levels of iron in the blood has been shown to be related to anemia of chronic disease. MANY people with hemolytic anemia experience thrombosis EVEN THOUGH they have hemolytic anemia which is an iron LOADING disease.