Here’s the latest report of the results of shortages in England’s Health Services.
Would we be experiencing these problems if we did not have the burden of some £600,000,000,000 debts to repay because the greedy Scottish RBS and BoS ran up tens of £Billions of toxic debt prior to 2008.
The Daily Mail’s Daniel Martin reports: “Tens of thousands of elderly patients are enduring appalling NHS care because they are too frightened – or too polite – to complain.
They suffer in silence fearing even worse treatment if they dare to raise criticism, England’s health watchdog Dame Julie Mellor warned.
Warning: Dame Julie, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, claimed some elderly patients are starving on wards and are being treated without dignity
She said she had investigated cases of pensioners being effectively starved on wards and treated without a shred of dignity. But these, she believes, are just the tip of the iceberg because many over-65s are reluctant to complain.
She said: ‘Often older people fear negative repercussions when they make a complaint, or they simply don’t like to “make a fuss”.’
Dame Julie, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, said this fear prevents the health service learning from mistakes. While pensioners receive around half of all NHS care, just a third of complaints to her office come from the elderly – indicating their voices are not being heard.”
The Mail’s report can be seen here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2598355/Too-polite-make-fuss-Elderly-NHS-patients-suffer-silence-say-health-watchdog.html