Medics Caught on Tape Allegedly Decided Disabled Man Not Worth Saving,2933,474454,00.html

Medics Caught on Tape Allegedly Decided Disabled Man Not Worth Saving

** Two EMT workers in Britain were arrested after they were heard allegedly discussing whether they should bother to resuscitate a disabled man who had collapsed at home and subsequently died.**

    		      			 Barry Baker, 59, who lived alone, dialed 911 saying that he thought he was having a heart attack. An ambulance was sent to his house while a controller kept him talking on the line.
  		    			 By the time the ambulance arrived at the house in Patcham, Brighton, Baker had collapsed, but the telephone line was still open and was being recorded.
  		    			 It is alleged that staff in the control center heard the two medics making disparaging comments about the state of the house.
  		    			 A police source, who asked not to be named, said that the medics were then heard discussing Baker and saying “words to the effect that he was not worth saving."

Well . . . medical personnel can become awfully callous sometimes. What did they actually do? Did they follow the protocols they were supposed to while they were making these disparaging remarks?

I work at a shelter for homeless families and I’d hate to have some remarks I’ve made about clients caught on tape.

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