Hospitals Told: `Starve Foreigners to Death to save Money’!

Dr Vernon Coleman

Can you imagine the fuss if that headline appears in newspapers in Britain? Can you imagine the screams of fury that would come from all quarters?

It isn’t true, of course.

But the headline is true if you replace the word `Foreigners’ with the words `Old People’.

For years, it has been official, policy in hospitals to starve the elderly to death to get rid of them.

Sometimes it happens with the approval of doctors.

Sometimes it happens because nurses make the decision.

But it is now a common practice in hospitals.

Food and drink will be put on the table of a patient who is weak and unable to feed themselves. The food and drink will be placed just out of reach of the patient and thirty minutes later or so will be removed with the comment: `Not hungry, then?’

Gradually, the patient becomes weaker, goes unconscious and dies.

This is not the same as the Liverpool Care Pathway (which involved the withholding of treatment from patients deemed to be dying) or the Do Not Resuscitate notices handed out so freely these days (which mean that a patient is denied treatment if they fall ill).

The aim of the policy of quiet starvation is to get rid of elderly patients who may be temporarily or permanently disabled, who need a lot of nursing and who cannot look after themselves very well.

In the UK, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, known as NICE, is the official advisory body to the health care world.

NICE classified people in nine categories. If you are in category 1 then you are very fit. If you are in category 9 then you are terminally ill (though, when it suits them NHS staff sometimes devise another category of ‘terminally, terminally ill’).

On 29th April 2020, just after the coronavirus hoax began, NICE issued amended advice to NHS staff about its resuscitation guidelines, saying that doctors should ‘sensitively discuss a possible DNR with all adults with CFs of 5 or more’. This was issued in response to the coronavirus hoax.

Doctors and nurses were instructed that they should review critical care treatment when a patient ‘is no longer considered able to achieve desired overall goals’.

So, what does this mealy mouthed nonsense mean?

And what is a CF? What does a CF of 5 mean?

Well the letters CF mean clinical frailty and there are several stages.

A CF of 5 means that a patient is mildly frail and may need help with heavy housework, shopping and preparing meals.

A CF of 6 means moderately frail – people who need help with bathing.

A CF of 7 means severely frail – people who are completely dependent for personal care.

And so on.

Now you could, I suppose, argue that if a patient is clearly dying then it would be cruel and pointless to continually attempt resuscitation. That was why DNR notices were devised. They were originally for patients who had only hours to live. It was considered not fair to those patients to continue to ‘strive to keep them officiously alive’ as Hippocrates suggested.

But this is different.

These new guidelines on behalf of the British Government give hospitals the power to kill people who are mildly frail and may need help with heavy housework, shopping and preparing meals.

And these guidelines fit very well with the conspirators’ aim to get rid of everyone whom they consider to be a burden. They want to kill off 6.5 to 7 billion people. And they want to do it as quickly as possible.

The bottom line is that ageism is the only serious `ism’ today.

There is much hysterical chatter about racism – often, it seems to me, from whingeing moaners who don’t understand British humour.

But if hospitals denied food and drink to patients because of their race, skin colour or background there would, quite rightly, be an uproar.

But it’s what happens to thousands of elderly people in hospitals every day – solely because of their age.

The alleged racism in Britain (which is deliberately oversold) is nothing compared to the overt, gratuitous, government sponsored ageism which is rife.

And no one in politics or the media gives a damn.

Ironically, I’ve just seen a headline: `Older voices should be refused platform’. The statement is credited to Lewis Hamilton, a driver who campaigns vociferously about racism.

I wonder what he’d think if someone said: `Black voices should be refused platform’.

I think I can guess.

Copyright Vernon Coleman June 2022

Vernon Coleman’s book `The Kick Ass A-Z for Over 60s’ contains advice for the over 60s and is a practical guidebook designed to show the over 60s how to look after themselves in an increasingly ageist world.