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NHS is failing to meet even the most basic standards of care for older people, warns

 

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NHS is failing to meet even the most basic standards of care for older people, warns

A report from health service ombudsman Ann Abraham says the NHS is failing to treat older people with care, compassion, dignity and respect.

Care and Compassion is based on the findings of ten independent investigations into complaints about NHS care for people over the age of 65 across England. It serves to illuminate the gulf between the principles and values of the NHS Constitution and the experience of being an older person in the care of the NHS in England. More …..