In case you missed this one from a few days ago, another incident of someone just being left to die in a hospital.  Will be happy when articles as such no longer exist.

Time to step back and focus on the quality of health care and reach a happy medium soon as the pendulum has swung too far and this probably won't be the last story of such, although I would really like to hope it would be.  The last statement here is the one that really bothers me the most.  BD

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) A mental patient died after workers at a North Carolina hospital left him in a chair for 22 hours without feeding him or helping him use the bathroom, said federal officials who have threatened to cut off the facility's funding. The state sent a team Tuesday to help Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro draft new procedures to ensure patients receive proper care. An investigator's report released Monday found that 50-year-old Steven Sabock died in April after he at one point choked on medication and had been left sitting in a chair for close to a day at the facility about 50 miles southeast of Raleigh.

Surveillance video showed hospital staff watching television and playing cards just a few feet away.

The Associated Press: NC man dies after waiting 22 hours at hospital

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