I read an article in Aftonbladet.se about a man in Linköping that was operated and placed at RiL (Regionsjukhuset i Linköping). However after the operation of his foot that was injured in a accident they placed him at another part of the hospital, since they had to few beds within the correct part of the hospital. They forgot about him and the doctors round didn´t go to him and thanks to that when they did remember him three muscles were dying and couldn´t be saved. The hospital just said they were sorry and now he has to live with a injury that makes him crippled for life and not able to continue his sports. The hospital just said they had reported themselves.
I happen to believe that the doctor and nurses should be “prickade” (dotted) for mistakes like forgetting to do their job. When 3 dots, then loose their license to practice. I do not want to be injured for the rest of my life because of neglect from health care industry. If their job isn´t to have responsibity then it is the bosses fault that the personal has no time to make the processes better. If the boss has told the Landstingsstyrelsen that the boss needs resources and not gotten them, then it´s the politicians fault. Maybe politicians that make wrong choices also should have some consecvenses, maybe “böter”, like a ticket? They do not have a license to they have nothing to loose and in order for them to do something it must be a feelable consecevense.
There should be a alarming system for health care personel if they cannot seem to do their job within their responsibilty. There should be no “forgetting” of patients. Especially within health care were the consecevense is death or injuries that cause harm.
There must be consecvenses, then people start to take action and care. This is my strong point of view. Caring and double checking things doesn´t come naturally to everyone. However in this case a man probably would had better changes of a really good life if they just had remembered to do their job.