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Hospital Van Drops Man Off In Skid Row  
User currently offlinePanAmOldDC8 From Barbados, joined Dec 2006, 960 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

A hospital van from Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center dropped a sick man off on skid row, with only a dirty hospital gown and a broken colostomy bag. A passer by took the number and reported it to police
It is a shame that money is the begin all and end all of hospitals. This poor man will suffer because of some person inability to care about another human being


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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8685 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1344 times:

Quoting PanAmOldDC8 (Thread starter):
It is a shame that money is the begin all and end all of hospitals.

Not just of hospitals... do you have a link, btw?



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12214 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1338 times:
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Paraplegic allegedly 'dumped' on skid row
L.A. police say man was dropped off in front of dozens of witnesses by van linked to Hollywood Presbyterian hospital.

A paraplegic man wearing a soiled hospital gown and a broken colostomy bag was found crawling in a gutter in skid row in Los Angeles on Thursday after allegedly being dumped in the street by a Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center van, police said.

The incident, witnessed by more than two dozen people, was described by police as a particularly outrageous case of "homeless dumping" that has plagued the downtown area.


Source: Los Angeles Times



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13033 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1308 times:

This is an example of the terrible state of medical care in the USA today. This man apparently came from a hospital that is controlled by a religious organization and like many such hospitals, they are probably being overwhelmed financially with the health care needs of the poor and illegals. This man should have been transferred with dignity to a governmental (city, state, county) run hospital or nursing facility not just dumped onto a city street. I do hope the Los Angeles County Prosecutor goes after the hospital and their managers for their act here.

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

Like other strange stories, there has to be more to this one. I'll bet the untrained van driver was offended by the odor of the broken colostomy bag. I'm sure we'll find the driver was "affected" in some way.

Mark


User currently offlinePanAmOldDC8 From Barbados, joined Dec 2006, 960 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 3):
I do hope the Los Angeles County Prosecutor goes after the hospital and their managers for their act here.

One of the bosses at the hospital said that this is not their policy and they are going to have a full investigation into the matter. It was probably the decision of the driver to do what he did. As mentioned by AsstChief Mark above a lot of things could have caused it, so let's wait for the police to do their investigation before we jump all over the hospital. If it is them than they should feel the weight of the law. Most staff in hospitals are very caring and helpful, I know from all my visits there for Radiation and all things related to cancer, however there are some in hospitals that are not so nice, but few and far between



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