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UK Daily Mail: Bed shortage forces 4,000 mothers to give birth in lifts, offices and hospital toilets

Now you have to figure that, just like in the US, there might be cases of women waiting too long or babies just deciding to come early... they're not exactly known for being predictable. And every year there are stories of babies being delivered in taxis, by cops, by paramedics, etc.

What I find disturbing is the admission from NHS that they just don't have enough beds or enough 'midwives' and that women are being turned away from hospitals, refused ambulances, and in general being flipped the proverbial bird by hospital officials.
The spokesman added: 'We would encourage the family to contact our patient advice service if they have any concerns over the care received.'

Sure... if they pick up the phone.

ETA: Headdesk, via reality_hammer:

Man collapses with ruptured appendix... three weeks after NHS doctors 'took it out'

Paul Gearing, deputy general manager for general surgery at Great Western Hospital NHS Trust, said: 'We are unable to comment on individual cases.

'However, we would like to apologise if Mr Wattson felt dissatisfied with the care he received at Great Western Hospital.'


*blinks*

Help me out here, Brits. Can you sue the NHS?
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Of course you can! They're government funded, sure, but they are also responsible and if they didn't carry out their responsibilities properly, then SUE their asses!
They're government funded, sure, but they are also responsible and if they didn't carry out their responsibilities properly, then SUE their asses!

Sweet! Appendix guy should OWN them. :D