Monday, December 19

HOSPITAL CORNED BEEF KILLS PATIENT

Royal Adelaide Hospital patient Richard Formosa was receiving treatment for diabetes and was fed corned beef, which the Health Department's communicable disease control branch director, Rod Givney, has admitted was "a mistake" as he was in a "high-risk group." The corned beef was contaminated with listeria and it killed him. An inspection of the plant confirmed that the listeria came from the meat company itself, even as joint managing director Pat Conroy tried to evade responsibility by suggesting it was the hospital kitchen's fault.

The point is: BOZOS, why does anyone in a freakin' hospital need corned beef, or beef of any kind? What they need above all is nutritious, healhy food that will help them get the hell out of the hospital, not something they might hanker for that will kill them, later if not sooner. Hopefully this incident will wake up a few hospital administrators around the world to the irrational practice of regularly feeding meat to hospital patients.

1 comment:

adam moon said...

"...why does anyone in a freakin' hospital need corned beef, or beef of any kind?"

I eat meat but am tapering off. cop out, sure. but I am doing my best. this line, however, is classic.