For some patient groups replacing values such as dignity and respect with ‘value for money’ has reduced patients, in particular older people, to a percentile of spending of tax payers money, rather than being viewed as actual people, people who at some point may require care, help and support
The BBC expose poor patient care on Panorama, whilst earlier this year The Telegraph suggests the treatment of older people in care is now so bad that it meets the legal definition of torture according to the Governments own human rights watchdog. How many more news reports do we have to watch and read before society and government decide to react positively and engage in change, or have we reached the point of ‘compassion fatigue’?
Sadly this is not new to many of us who have worked in the care sector. Yet our voices have gone unheard, leading to many…
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