A study of pensioners who suffered appalling treatment at the hands of doctors and nurses says that half were not given enough to eat or drink. One family member said the maltreatment amounted to “euthanasia”.
The damning report warns that extra money will not help the NHS meet required standards of care and that more problems are likely as the population ages.
Some were left unwashed or in soiled clothes, while others were forgotten after being sent home or given the wrong medication.
In several cases considered by the Health Service Ombudsman, patients died without loved ones by their sides because of the “casual indifference” of staff and their “bewildering disregard” for people’s needs.
Note that line. It\’s not about money or resources.
It\’s about the actions and incentives of those already being paid for by the system.
Some of this sounds like a failure of basic nursing care: thank God they\’re all graduates now, eh?