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picture of Margherita Caminita, inside Milton Ward

Bedfordshire County Council is holding Ms Margherita Caminita, an elderly, disabled and partially blind italian lady in the UK, against her will and in total isolation with the help of corrupt italian authorities. Having failed to kill her, the NHS' Mafia now fears that her testimony, in the Britain's involuntary euthanasia scandal, could land a lot of its politicians, doctors, nurses, diplomats, police members and even judges in jail for a very long time !

Bedfordshire on Sunday Newspaper - May 1998 Bedfordshire on Sunday Newspaper - January 2001

Margherita Caminita, who was born in Palermo, Sicily, back in 1926, is an elderly italian lady who moved to Bedford (United Kingdom), in the 1990. She is a near miss victim of the BEDFORDSHIRE HOLOCAUST SCHEME and is currently being kept prisoner by Bedfordshire County Council as they fear that she could speak out against them.
Moreover, Margherita, who is an italian citizen, has also been betrayed and abandoned by her own country.

In a covert telephone conversation, occurred on August the 21st. 2000, Margherita, amongst other interesting things, clearly said where she really wants to be living at, what she really wants to do and whom she wants to stay with. Furthermore, she said what she thinks about the people manning the italian Vice-Consulate in Bedford and what they are doing to her.
It is to be regarded as a pure miracle if we managed for once to get through to Margherita on the telephone, by pretending of being local priests. (One could wonder what kind of business might the Roman Catholic Church entertain with these criminals !)

Furthermore, Margherita's strong wish of going back to her home and family has always been very known to Bedfordshire County Council and we have their own statement to prove it !

 


Here below, You will find a chronological and well referenced account of all the efforts we have made and still are making to put an end to her seclusion.

In March 1998 Margherita got trapped in what we rightly call the " Bedfordshire Holocaust Scheme" .
Bedfordshire County Council and its associates have attempted to get rid of Margherita just like they did with many other "difficult" elderly patients who were only guilty of dissipating a lot of resources. Their attempt to enfeebling Margherita to death has failed, as Margherita's relatives have promptely detected what was going on and took the appropriate steps to countervail the effects of the denutrition, dehydration and lack of physioteraphy .
In April 1998 Margherita's only son, Mr. Francesco Errante has started a lawsuit against the NHS Trust directly involved in enfeebling her while holding her against her own will by exploitation of the Mental Health Act. In the meantime, he has also made an appeal to the Mental Health Review Tribunal to free his mother and required Bedfordshire on Sunday, a well known regional newspaper, to go and pay a covert visit to her where she was being kept. That is MILTON WARD in the basement of the WELLER WING building, within the Bedford General Hospital site. Precisely where the E.C.T. - Electric Convulsion Treatment - suite is !
At that time, Bedfordshire on Sunday newspaper was watching Bedfordshire County Council very closely. The newspaper had, infact, received a tip-off saying that Beds.County Council was having secret talks with "Care First" with a view to hand them over the running of their residential and care homes, in what was reported as being a 90 million Pound deal. Bedfordshire On Sunday, had also found out that the deal, with Dr.Patel owned Care First, had been delayed as Care First was it-self being taken over by the BUPA Health Care Group.
On May the 1st.1998, a Bedfordshire on Sunday reporter and a photographer reached Margherita as Francesco managed to smuggling them inside the ward pretending that they were two cousins of his. On that occasion they have taken a couple of pictures of Margherita inside Milton Ward and witnessed Margherita dictating and signing a proxy to Francesco
After having interviewed a spokesman for the NHS Trust, Bedfordshire on Sunday has published a large article on Margherita's ordeal, perhaps, contribuiting to save her life.
MUM IMPRISONED BY DOCTORS - May the 12th. 1998 -
Bedfordshire County Council and the NHS Trusts involved must have got really pissed-off with Mr. Errante and desperate to try and discrediting him by any means. Since they couldn't find anything wrong with him, have decided of fabricating something from scratch them-selves with a little help from Bedfordshire Police !
Notwithstanding their alligations, Mr.Errante was given UNCONDITIONAL BAIL and so their first plan to stopping him from saving his mother failed and the risk of having Margherita in Court to testify was getting greater and greater !
Bedfordshire County Council, deviced therefore a new trap to definitely knocking Mr. Errante off the game by buying the "services" of an highly corrupt individual, namely EILEEN NICHOLL, an interpreter, who made some more and even less credible accusations against Mr. Errante
Although, they tried it hard, their attempt to permanently getting rid of Mr.Errante has failed and things were not looking good for them either.
In January 1999, The Times newspaper could no longer ignore what was going on and breaks the news to the entire world about the police visits to several hospitals, due to the suspicious hospital deaths of 50 Elderly in Britain.

In March 1999, the legal battle to free Margherita, expanded to Italy as well. Francesco travels to Italy seeking help from the italian Foreign Office.

 

REGRETTABLY, though, NO-THING out of what the italian Foreign Office had promised in its letters has ever taken place.

In May 2000, Francesco has found out about NHS-Exposed and scrambled to require their intervention . Soon after, the NHS-Exposed doctors started attempting to gain access to Margherita in order to investigate his claims.
In January 2001, prompted by the NHS-Exposed claims against the Bedfordshire Social Services and moved by Margherita's own voice recording, Bedfordshire on Sunday newspaper has again covered the developments of this sad story.
NHS WATCHDOG FIGTHS FOR OAP - January 14th.2001

Unfortunately, no access to Margherita has ever been granted to NHS-Exposed nor to anyone else, while many interesting things have come to light both side of the English Channel and many still are on their way!

Astonishingly, all the major UK Charities supposed to have an interest in the protection of the elderly have denied their assistance and we have their letters to prove it : AGE CONCERN , HELP THE AGED.
MIND, a prime UK Mental Health Charity, has surpriced us no end.
Laughable too is the reply by the MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION. Needlessly to say it, they have taken no action either .

In February 2001, Mr. Errante has resorted to the italian justice system to freeing his mother but the italian justice establishment has deemed the matter as being outside its own jurisdiction, something on which Mr.Errante's lawyers disagree.
The italian Foreign Office too, namely the "Ministero per gli Affari Esteri" has finally been taken to Court for misconduct and collusion.
Some other italian offices have also been caught red handed and referred to the Court as well. We will report on that as soon as we get some news.

On June the 7th. 2001 Margherita Caminita's matter finally lands on the European Court for the Human Rights in Strasbourg. Great Britain is infact accused of a catalogue of human rights abuses against Margherita and her family.

Further still into the year 2001, Dr.Rita Pal has published the outcome of the NHS-Exposed enquiry into this matter.
We can now disclose that a Forensic Report compiled by a leading british Expert, has been obtained by NHS-Exposed on behalf of Mr.Francesco Errante, from which it appears that the alligations against him do NOT stand while his defence stands.

Following the changes in the italian political arena, brought in June 2001 by the latest political elections, a couple of renewded appeals have also been made to the controvertial new head of the italian government (perhaps he knows that we are anti-fascist folks! Moreover, he wants to sell off the italian public health service too.) and to the recently instituted "Ministry for the italians abroad" (it couldn't be better appropriated if only that one was its real purpose!).
NONE of them has replied to us .

Even the President of the Italian Republic , Mr.CIAMPI has not responded.

In November 2001, a major change has been made to the rules governing how the Italians vote. The change in the law has made now possible for all the italians permanently residing abroad to express their vote without needing to travel to Italy for doing so. This change has also brought along the introduction of an additional costituency, namely "la Circorscrizione Estero" for which a total of 18 new seats have been created in the italian parliament. To be elegible to stand as a candidate of such a costituency, a person on top of being an italian citizen, must have been residing abroad for at least 3 full years prior to his/her candidacy. We thought, then, that no-one else could be aspiring to such places more than the current members of the Italian Council of the Italians Abroad (C.G.I.E.) and that they would have been an advantage in standing as candidates owing to their already well developed political connections.
We this concept in mind, we decided to approach the said C.G.I.E. to find out what it was made of.
We have, therefore, notified each and every one of its 90 something members, about Margherita's case and have asked those ones representing the italian community in the UK to ensure that proper acces be given to NHS-Exposed for the purpose of visiting Margherita. Not only they have failed to ensure that NHS-Exposed had access to Margherita, they have also contributed to reinforcing her isolation. We refer to: a) Mr.Marco Cereste, who has deeply rooted interests in the british NHS and therefore couldn't run away from us any faster; b) Mr.Alberto Bertali, who couldn't do better than trying and discouraging Dr.Pal from getting involved and when he realized to have failed in doing so, he started being abusive towards her; c) Mr.Lorenzo Losi, who even went to visit Margherita to provide the Vice-Consul, Maria Lucia Corneli with his testimony and did nothing to help Margherita. Mr.Losi has also prevented us from knowing where Margherita had just been transferred to.
All the other members, both from Italy and abroad, have made no comments at all, apart from Mr.Bruno Zoratto (Germany), who even got annoyed by our e-mail !

HOWEVER, WE DUTIFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE THE PRECIOUS ASSISTANCE provided to us by the Secretary General of the C.G.I.E., Mr. Franco Narducci. It is, infact, thanks to Mr. Narducci's intervention that we have uncovered yet another MAJOR DECEIT BEING ATTEMPTED by BEDFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL to the detriment of Justice.

February the 7th. 2002 : NEW ATTACK ON JUSTICE. Consul of Italy in Manchester, Marcello Cavalcaselle refused to legalize Dr. Rita Pal's signature on her fresh Statement of Truth meant to reach the italian Courts.

March the 18th. 2002, the European Court of Human Rights has recognized that Mr. Errante has grounds for his application. The Court will be dealing with Ms. Caminita's case shortly.

April the 24th. 2002, several MEPs have signed a PETITION to the European Parliament asking for the opening of an enquiry into the violations of Ms.Caminita's right to freedom and for the same to be up-held .

CAMBRIDGESHIRE CONSTABULARY joins Bedfordshire Police as it PROTECTS SOCIAL SERVICES BY THREATENING WEBSITE : see the evidence.

 

More than 10 years have gone by since Margherita got uprooted from her family and regrettably we must advice You that She is still being held hostage by Bedfordshire County Council and its associates, as they are determined to prevent her from saying anything about the Bedfordshire Holocaust Scheme.
This is corruption at its best and elucidates the poor human rights record which is a reflection on the entire European Union.

 


 

We wish to name & shame AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL for not even acknowledging receipt of the papers we have sent to them, let alone doing anything else to help!
We have handed a full set of papers over to their representative in Palermo, who told us that those documents would have gone straight over to their Rome Offices and have reasons to believe that Margherita's documents have safely reached the Head Office of Amnesty International .

 


 

We firmly believe that any living being must be respected at any time and stage of its life, hence we cannot ignore any form of human right abuse or crime against the Childrens, the Animals and the Environment, which are, unsurprisingly, always committed taking advantage of their fragility and impossibility to make them-selves heard.

We are here to help and give voice even to those who are now deceased !
So please, make sure You visit all the reliable sites we are linked up with - Thanks !

 


 



31th Dec. 2012
NHS millions for controversial care pathway

HOSPITALS BRIBED TO PUT PATIENTS ON PATHWAY TO DEATH


Almost two thirds of NHS trusts using the Liverpool Care Pathway have received payouts totalling millions of pounds for hitting targets related to its use, research for The Daily Telegraph shows. The figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, reveal the full scale of financial inducements for the first time. They suggest that about 85 per cent of trusts have now adopted the regime, which can involve the removal of hydration and nutrition from dying patients. More than six out of 10 of those trusts - just over half of the total - have received or are due to receive financial rewards for doing so amounting to at least £12million.

 



31th Dec. 2012
Up to 60,000 patients die on the Liverpool Care Pathway each year without giving their consent, shocking figures revealed yesterday.
But, minister still says controversial end-of-life plan is 'fantastic'.

Pathway involves the sick being sedated and usually denied nutrition

Families kept in the dark when doctors withdraw lifesaving treatment

Anti-euthanasia group said: The Pathway is designed to finish people off double quick'

 



24th. October 2012
Doctors to act on Care Pathway: After Mail campaign, investigation is launched into controversial guidelines on 'hastening death'
Major review to be conducted by the Association for Palliative Medicine
Inquiry will 'identify and explore concerns' over care for dying patients
Growing fears that the system is a way of speeding up death of terminally ill
System involves withdrawal of food and fluids as well as medical treatment

 



24th. July 2012
Terminally ill patients who fear being placed on 'routine' death pathway issued with opt-out cards by charity

 



19th. June 2012

Top doctor's chilling claim: The NHS kills off 130,000 elderly patients every year


NHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because they are difficult to manage or to free up beds, a senior consultant claimed yesterday.

Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned the use of a controversial ‘death pathway’ into the equivalent of euthanasia of the elderly.

He claimed there was often a lack of clear evidence for initiating the Liverpool Care Pathway, a method of looking after terminally ill patients that is used in hospitals across the country.

It is designed to come into force when doctors believe it is impossible for a patient to recover and death is imminent.

There are around 450,000 deaths in Britain each year of people who are in hospital or under NHS care. Around 29 per cent – 130,000 – are of patients who were on the LCP.

Professor Pullicino claimed that far too often elderly patients who could live longer are placed on the LCP and it had now become an ‘assisted death pathway rather than a care pathway’.

He cited ‘pressure on beds and difficulty with nursing confused or difficult-to-manage elderly patients’ as factors.

Professor Pullicino revealed he had personally intervened to take a patient off the LCP who went on to be successfully treated.

He said this showed that claims they had hours or days left are ‘palpably false’.

In the example he revealed a 71-year-old who was admitted to hospital suffering from pneumonia and epilepsy was put on the LCP by a covering doctor on a weekend shift.

Professor Pullicino said he had returned to work after a weekend to find the patient unresponsive and his family upset because they had not agreed to place him on the LCP.

‘I removed the patient from the LCP despite significant resistance,’ he said.

‘His seizures came under control and four weeks later he was discharged home to his family,’ he said.

Professor Pullicino, a consultant neurologist for East Kent Hospitals and Professor of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Kent, was speaking to the Royal Society of Medicine in London.

He said: ‘The lack of evidence for initiating the Liverpool Care Pathway makes it an assisted death pathway rather than a care pathway.

‘Very likely many elderly patients who could live substantially longer are being killed by the LCP.

‘Patients are frequently put on the pathway without a proper analysis of their condition.

‘Predicting death in a time frame of three to four days, or even at any other specific time, is not possible scientifically.

This determination in the LCP leads to a self-fulfilling prophecy. The personal views of the physician or other medical team members of perceived quality of life or low likelihood of a good outcome are probably central in putting a patient on the LCP.’

He added: ‘If we accept the Liverpool Care Pathway we accept that euthanasia is part of the standard way of dying as it is now associated with 29 per cent of NHS deaths.’

The LCP was developed in the North West during the 1990s and recommended to hospitals by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in 2004.

Medical criticisms of the Liverpool Care Pathway were voiced nearly three years ago.

Experts including Peter Millard, emeritus professor of geriatrics at the University of London, and Dr Peter Hargreaves, palliative care consultant at St Luke’s cancer centre in Guildford, Surrey, warned of ‘backdoor euthanasia’ and the risk that economic factors were being brought into the treatment of vulnerable patients.

In the example of the 71-year-old, Professor Pullicino revealed he had given the patient another 14 months of life by demanding the man be removed from the LCP.

Professor Pullicino said the patient was an Italian who spoke poor English, but was living with a ‘supportive wife and daughter’. He had a history of cerebral haemorrhage and subsequent seizures.

Professor Pullicino said: ‘I found him deeply unresponsive on a Monday morning and was told he had been put on the LCP. He was on morphine via a syringe driver.’ He added: ‘I removed the patient from the LCP despite significant resistance.’

The patient’s extra 14 months of life came at considerable cost to the NHS and the taxpayer, Professor Pullicino indicated.

He said he needed extensive support with wheelchair, ramps and nursing.

After 14 months the patient was admitted to a different hospital with pneumonia and put on the LCP. The man died five hours later.

A Department of Health spokesman said: ‘The Liverpool Care Pathway is not euthanasia and we do not recognise these figures. The pathway is recommended by NICE and has overwhelming support from clinicians – at home and abroad – including the Royal College of Physicians.

‘A patient’s condition is monitored at least every four hours and, if a patient improves, they are taken off the Liverpool Care Pathway and given whatever treatments best suit their new needs.’

 

May 2011
Disturbing BBC Panorama special investigation into the horrific abuse suffered by severley disabled and vulnerable patients at the Winterbourne View, private hospital in Bristol
11 people, 8 men and 3 women all employees of Winterbourne were convicted and sentenced

 

LOOK EAST reports on the involuntary euthanasia in the NHS

 


02 February 2011
NHS REFORM Group
PRESS RELEASE

 



2011 - Revealed: How two patients a day die of thirst on hospital wards

On average, two people die of thirst every single day in british hospital wards. Dehydration contributes to the death of more than 800 ­hospital patients every year, the latest figures reveal. Another 300 die malnourished, while thousands more die of ­infections and crippling bedsores. The appalling statistics can be disclosed a day after the Daily Mail revealed that hundreds have died of thirst in our crumbling care homes over the past five years.

 



Sentenced to death on the NHS

Patients with terminal illnesses are being made to die prematurely under an NHS scheme to help end their lives, leading doctors have warned.

 



Baroness Warnock: Dementia sufferers may have a 'duty to die'

Elderly people suffering from dementia should consider ending their lives because they are a burden on the NHS and their families, according to the influential medical ethics expert Baroness Warnock

 



'Liquid cosh' treatment kills dementia patients By Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor

Sufferers in care homes 'kept quiet' to give staff an easier time, study finds

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