It should be a no-brainer, but a recent study actually does confirm this to be the case - Better care means better outcomes.
Doctors concede that there is simply not the money to provide such a level of care for all patients.
But they say hospitals need to improve care for “high risk” patients, such as the very old
Doctors say hospitals need to improve care for “high risk” patients, such as the very old.
Here follows an article published in the Mirror that is shameful to relate. Is this really 'our' NHS so loudly lauded at the
An elderly gentleman is admitted to hospital following several falls at home. What then proceeds is, unfortunately, not at all extraordinary or anomalous. A similar story of elderly neglect is related in these pages -
She told me that one ‘old girl’ had fallen out of bed. Mum had kept calling for someone to come but no-one came. They were “all stuck in their cubby hole,” she said. I looked across and, by my own observation, they were. Eventually, a nurse had come, apparently, not shocked or concerned, but offended by the nuisance of it.The neglect this elderly gentleman suffered demonstrates a lack of even the most basic sense of compassion.
The suffering this gentleman endured demonstrates a lack of even the most basic care.
Actually, it is the very absence of any kind of care!
The elderly, the frail and the fragile, those without wit, without sense, are judged not to possess the required 'quality of life' to grant them the due respect they deserve.These are our old ones and it is our duty to care for them as they have cared for us.
All else apart, they have paid their dues all their lives. However, when it comes to clawing back what they have paid in to pay for some care for themselves, the care they receive is stinted, reluctant, resented and begrudged.
Here is the Mirror –