Fifth of hospitals failing to treat older patients with dignity, says review
Sarah BoseleyOlder people in nearly a fifth of hospitals are not being treated with dignity or afforded the respect and privacy they need – and the situation appears to be getting worse, according to the Care Quality Commission.
The CQC's first dedicated review of privacy, dignity and nutrition in hospitals and care homes tells of staff talking about patients as if they were not within earshot and of wards where call bells went unanswered, leaving people without help to get to the toilet or support for other needs.
CQC inspectors visited 50 hospitals in 2012. It said "disappointingly fewer" hospitals were respecting people's privacy and dignity – 82% last year, compared with 88% of the 100 hospitals inspected in 2011. Nearly one in five was not treating elderly patients as well as it should.
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"Fifth of hospitals failing to treat older patients with dignity, says review", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2013. Consulté le 28/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/fifth-of-hospitals-failing-to-treat-older-patients-with-dignity-says-review