The Daily Telegraph reports on Thursday, released an article that found patients have suffered to poor standards of care with “neglectful, demeaning,painful and sometimes cruel” treatment.
According to The Patient Association of UK,over the last six years claimed hundred thousands of patients were treated with disrespect . The association revealed the shocking and horrible treatment to patients including:
The elderly left in pain, with in soiled bed clothes, lacking food and water, repeatedly canceled operations, miss diagnoses and arrogant staff.
One of the worst is Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust medical centers where 1200 patients have died due to poor treatment in urgent care.
The Patient Association has called on the Government and Care Quallity Commission to due a top to bottom reviews of basic nursing care.
Claire Rayner President of the Patients Association and a former nurse said,“For far too long now, the Patients Association has been receiving calls on our helpline from people wanting to talk about the dreadful, neglectful, demeaning, painful and sometimes downright cruel treatment their elderly
relatives had experienced at the hands of NHS nurses.
“I am sickened by what has happened to some part of my profession of which I was so proud., Said Raymer. “These bad, cruel nurses may be – probably are – a tiny proportion of the nursing work force, but even if they are only one or two percent of the whole they should be identified and struck off the Register.”
The Patient Association points out some of the worse cases including Pamela Goddard 82 of Bletchingley, Surrey,UK. Goddard was suffering with cancer and was left in her own excrement and bed sore developed on her and her condition worsened.
Then there the case of Florence Weston of Sedgley, West Midlands,UK.85 who died after from starvation and repeated cancellations.
Barbara Young of the Care Quallity Commission said when she learned of the report,“It is absolutely right to highlight that standards of hospital care can vary from very good to poor. Many people are happy with the care they receive, but we also know that there are problems.”
“I am in no doubt that many hospitals need to raise their game in this area. Where NHS trusts fail to meet the mark, we have tough new enforcement powers, ranging from warnings and fines to closure in extreme cases. We will not hesitate to use these powers when necessary to bring improvement,” Young said.
She added,”We will be asking NHS trusts and primary care trusts how they are ensuring that the needs of patients and their safety and dignity are kept at the heart of care.”
The Telegraph has more.