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'Shocking' treatment in NHS hospitals and care homes exposed in report

Publié par Clifford Armion le 22/11/2012

Denis Campbell

The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has described as "shocking and tragic" a dossier compiled by patient campaigners detailing appalling treatment experienced by some people in NHS hospitals and care homes.
The Patients Association said the serious failings listed in its report expose how, despite countless initiatives, care of some patients is still "demeaning, painful and sometimes downright cruel".
The report, Patient Stories, chronicles neglectful and sometimes medically negligent behaviour by staff towards 13 mainly older patients in NHS facilities, some of whom died, and the traumatic effect it had on them and their families.
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"'Shocking' treatment in NHS hospitals and care homes exposed in report", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2012. Consulté le 15/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/shocking-treatment-in-nhs-hospitals-and-care-homes-exposed-in-report