Tag Archives: Hospitals as Hazardous Places

Hospital Death Rates Warnings Ignored (BBC News / Reform / NHS TDA / Verita)

Summary Professor Sir Brian Jarman, director of the Doctor Foster Research Unit at Imperial College in London, has commented that more than 20,000 hospital deaths could have been prevented if warnings about high mortality rates in certain hospitals had been … Continue reading

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Breaking the Cycle of Discontent: How Family Carers of People with Dementia Become Dissatisfied with General Hospital Care (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary Family carers deserve to be engaged by hospital staff, so that they are able to give and receive information about a relative with dementia. They should be offered suitable opportunities to participate and have their say in hospital care. … Continue reading

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Care of Older People with Cognitive Impairment in General Hospitals (NIHR SDO)

Summary Mental health problems amongst the elderly in acute hospitals include dementia (31% of all older people in hospitals) and delirium (estimated in this report as 20% of all older people in hospitals). Outcomes for patients in hospitals with these … Continue reading

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The Treatments Doctors Would Themselves Avoid: Many a True Word Said in Jest? (The Guardian: Life and Style)

Summary A national expert on dementia from the University of Stirling is clearly of the “NHS hospitals are very bad places when it comes to the standards of care for frail elderly patients” viewpoint. Read more: What doctors won’t do. Life … Continue reading

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Elderly Patients to be Treated in the Community Where Possible (The Independent)

Summary Sir David Nicholson, head of the NHS Commissioning Board, has expressed the view that NHS hospitals are “very bad places” when it comes to the standards of care for frail, elderly patients. He proposes that new ways must be … Continue reading

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Elderly Treated as Objects by Hospital Staff (NAPC GP Bulletin / Cardiff University)

Summary Research conducted on NHS wards concludes that hospital staff are sometimes unaware of how they “ignore vulnerable elderly patients, patronise them and treat them as objects”. The researchers, from Cardiff University, have made a training video called “Dignity: A Tale of … Continue reading

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