Skip to comments.Elderly patients dying of thirst: Doctorsforced to prescribe drinkingwater to keep the old
Posted on 05/25/2011 9:44:57 PM PDT by Nachum
Doctors are prescribing drinking water for neglected elderly patients to stop them dying of thirst in hospital. The measure to remind nurses of the most basic necessity is revealed in a damning report on pensioner care in NHS wards. Some trusts are neglecting the elderly on such a fundamental level their wards could face closure orders. The snapshot study, triggered by a Mail campaign, found staff routinely ignored patients calls for help and forgot to check that they had had enough to eat and drink.
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This is sad. I have an elderly relative possibly at the end of her life, in the hospital in queens right now. I hope they are giving her enough fluids,
The daily horror show on ObamaCare in the UK, totally covered up by the evil democrat party US media.
Not one in a hundred people in the US are aware of the truth.
Yeah, we see these on Free Republic, but that is about all.
You’d think that water taps would be made available for the patients that still have the ability to operate them. It can’t be that expensive an item can it?
Tine to get rid of a lot of nurses. If they can’t be bothered to provide water, they have no place in healthcare.
But not for Obama, congress critters, Muslims and all those special interest groups that are exempt.
How about just throwing the nurses out the windows? If they cannot be counted on to give fluids to thirsty patients, they are basically wastes of skin.
Either that, or hire more nurses. The hospitals could be understaffed.
tomayto - tomahto
As we cross the threshold of 2 workers for every retiree...with the advances in medical care and assisted living, folks are living well into their 80s and 90s fairly regularly.
Are there enough resources in the country to fund every conceivable medical procedure and unlimted assisted care?
Those resources don't exist.
How does a compassionate society decide that allocation of resources? That will be one of our great moral challenges of the next 30 years.
How do we provide unlimited medical care and assisted living for 40 to 60 million people over 65?
Is it even possible?
I say it is not possible.
“I hope they are giving her enough fluids”
Is there someone who can go and check up on her?
Never be in a hospital without an advocate, this is what a relative who just underwent some very serious sh*t told me.
Also, Republicans need to seize on these stories and tell them, as the inevitable future of health care under the dem/socialist mode.
Make that water hoarding
A few years ago there was quite a dust up after a rather affluent man ‘experienced’ a hospital stay. Conditions were so bad his wife had to be creative and forceful to sweep him out of that hospital and into another. He then wrote an expose of sorts for the newspapers. He was QUITE specific about the nurses in the first hospital: “dirty, grubby hands” “unwashed hair” “unkempt, dirty uniforms” and described how EVERY nurse who had attended him had loudly spoken of her tawdry sex life with other nurses while changing bedding etc. It seems to be wage related - the pay is so low that only this type of person becomes a nurse in that hospital. At the time, the officials responsible for that hospital said all of the nurses were quite ‘gutted’ by his comments etc. Seems nothing has changed.
The NHS have cut back on RN’s - I believe they’re talking about nursing aides who practically run the units or wards.
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