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The Daily Mail reports:

A man of 22 died in agony of dehydration after three days in a leading teaching hospital.

Kane Gorny was so desperate for a drink that he rang police to beg for their help.

They arrived on the ward only to be told by doctors that everything was under control.

The next day his mother Rita Cronin found him delirious and he died within hours…

That’s awful. Which third-world hellhole was this?

Sources say they are investigating the possibility of a corporate manslaughter charge against St George’s Hospital in Tooting, South London.


Well hey, it’s not like he had to wear his sister’s dentures.

Good news, though! According to the BBC, the hospital has apologized:

A spokeswoman for St George’s Hospital said: “We are extremely sorry about the death of Kane Gorny and understand the distress that this has caused to his family.

“A full investigation was carried out by the trust in 2009 and new procedures introduced to ensure that such a case cannot happen in future.

“We have written to the family to explain the actions that have been taken and to answer their concerns about Mr Gorny’s care.

“The family has also been invited to meet with trust staff to discuss the case in detail.”

So everything’s fixed! Whew. Enjoy your ObamaCare, America. This sort of thing can never ever ever happen here.

Jim Treacher