NHS Alliance chairman Dr Michael Nixon: The elderly must be kept out of "dangerous hospitals", say GPs as they attack care standards and…


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The elderly must be kept out of 'dangerous hospitals', say GPs as they attack care standards and call for changes in the way the NHS is runNHS Alliance chairman calls for shift in way health service is runDr Michael Dixon says hospitals are dangerous, particularly for elderlyVulnerable and elderly should be treated in community, doctors say By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 01:46 GMT, 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:01 GMT, 13 March 2013 Dr Michael Nixon, president and chairman of the NHS Alliance, has said certain patients should be kept out of hospital as long as possible Hospitals are dangerous places and only the most serious cases should be treated there, GPs warned last night.

Distressed war veteran, 94, left in blood-soaked pyjamas for FIVE HOURS by “exceptionally busy” A&E department


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A hero humiliated: Hospital left veteran, 94, in bloody pyjamas for FIVE hoursRod Gray was taken to Ipswich Hospital after falling over at home Had split his head open was suffering from shock and a head injury His family claim he was left alone, needing the toilet and in distress Mr Gray said he felt 'humiliated' by lack of dignity with which he was treatedThe hospital says it was very busy that evening but it is investigating By John Stevens PUBLISHED: 12:19 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:20 GMT, 13 March 2013 An elderly war hero was left sitting in a casualty department in his blood-soaked pyjamas for more than five hours while he waited to be seen by a doctor.

Carers feed elderly grandfather jam sandwich covered in MOULD leaving him in tears


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Carers fed 77-year-old grandfather this jam sandwich covered in mould: Fury of daughter who found father in tears after lunch 'burned back of his throat'Rita Sinnix claims her elderly father was given mouldy sandwichThe 77-year-old told his daughter the food burned the back of his throat Mrs Sinnix complained to social services, who have introduced new care By James Rush PUBLISHED: 13:37 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:17 GMT, 27 February 2013 A daughter has criticised her elderly father's carers for making a sandwich out of mouldy bread for his lunch.

Body of elderly patient found in grounds of Liverpool hospital


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Body of elderly patient found in grounds of Liverpool hospital 80-year-old patient went missing from Royal Liverpool University Hospital at 7.30pm last night Was found dead outside the hospital seven hours later By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:20 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 20:21 GMT, 14 February 2013 Police have launched an investigation after an 80-year-old patient went missing and was found dead outside a hospital seven hours later.

Up to 25,000 patients wrongly struck off GP lists as part of cost-cutting drive


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Up to 25,000 patients wrongly struck off GP lists as part of cost-cutting drive Practice staff were told to trawl lists and strike-off any patients who have died or moved awayFollowed concern that GPs were being overpaid But thousands of genuine patients have also been removed, potentially risking their health By Sophie Borland Health Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:19 GMT, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:21 GMT, 11 February 2013 Up to 25,000 patients have been wrongly removed from GP lists in an NHS cost-cutting drive.

Synthetic poo could cure deadly superbugs: Packed with probiotics, scientists say it could kill off deadly bacteria


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Is artificial POO the key to curing deadly superbugs Packed with probiotics, scientists say it could kill off deadly bacteria Faecal transplants already successfully used to tackle the superbug C.

Worcestershire Acute NHS: Hospital that left patient to starve to death forced to pay 400,000 in compensation


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Hospital that left patient to starve to death and another unwashed for 11 weeks forced to pay 400,000 in compensation Human rights lawyers described mistreatment as 'appalling' failures of careWorcestershire Acute NHS Hospital Trust bosses will apologise to families Successful legal action by 38 families has led to total payouts of 410,000Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is 'disgusted and appalled' by the accountsPatients left thirsty while another had ribs broken as staff tried to lift himTrust accepts care was below standard but has not admitted legal liability | UPDATED: 14:31 GMT, 24 December 2012 A hospital trust has paid out more than 400,000 in compensation and issued dozens of apologies over an ‘appalling’ catalogue of neglect.

Hospital that left patient to starve to death and another unwashed for 11 weeks forced to pay 400,000 in compensation


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Hospital that left patient to starve to death and another unwashed for 11 weeks forced to pay 400,000 in compensation Human rights lawyers described mistreatment as 'appalling' failures of careWorcestershire Acute NHS Hospital Trust bosses will apologise to families Successful legal action by 38 families has led to total payouts of 410,000Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is 'disgusted and appalled' by the accountsPatients left thirsty while another had ribs broken as staff tried to lift himTrust accepts care was below standard but has not admitted legal liability | UPDATED: 01:56 GMT, 24 December 2012 A hospital trust has paid out more than 400,000 in compensation and issued dozens of apologies over an ‘appalling’ catalogue of neglect.

Abuse of elderly patients by NHS staff rises by a third in one year with a shocking 36,000 offences reported last year alone


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Abuse of elderly patients by NHS staff rises by a third in one year with a shocking 36,000 offences reported last year alone | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 1 December 2012 'Cruelty has become normal': Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt highlighted some disturbing cases of abuse by NHS staff Thousands of elderly and vulnerable patients are being abused by carers and NHS staff, shocking figures reveal.

Elderly care "reduced to a production line of tasks" as hard-pressed carers struggle to cope


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Elderly care 'reduced to a production line of tasks' as hard-pressed carers struggle to cope Many left suffering in loneliness as care workers spend as little as 15 minutes in someone's homeReport says carers received little training before performing difficult tasksOne care worker said: 'It's only a matter of time' before an accident happens | UPDATED: 22:04 GMT, 5 October 2012 Councils are treating vulnerable pensioners as a mere ‘production line’ of tasks to be completed by hard-pressed carers, according to a report which lifts the lid on the horrendous state of home care for the elderly.


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