Britain’s Old Age Crisis – Investigative Report
The Independent takes a hard look at the failings in Britain’s approach to the care of its elderly people. The article cites the following from a recently release report of the Care Quality Commission:
Unannounced visits to 100 NHS hospitals it found:
- that fewer than half feed old people properly or treat them with compassion or dignity
- One in three hospitals needed to make improvements in one or both areas.
- One in five were so bad they were actually breaking the law in their treatment of the elderly.