Yes, it\’s anecdotal, from an aggrieved relative.
Her daughter, whose complaint prompted a damning report by the health watchdog on Thursday, believes the problem was the attitude of nurses who do not want to provide basic support to frail pensioners who need help eating, drinking, washing or going to the lavatory.
“What they’ve got to do is have a new system of monitoring and training, and appoint lower-level nurses.”
Angela Lawrence, a retired BBC journalist, said: “Because nurses are educated to degree level, they are contemptuous of low-level care. They think it’s beneath them.
If everyone is indeed now a degreed professional, who is doing the nursing?