#AceHealthNews says `Tales of Neglect on the NHS now amount to 3,000 as `MP Exposes Shocking Care of the Elderly’ `
- Ann Clwyd was put in charge of investigation into NHS complaints after exposing the shocking care her husband received
- Said she was inundated with patients‘ letters about a ‘lack of compassion’
Elderly patients are still routinely being neglected and abused by NHS nurses, an MP has warned.
Ann Clwyd, who was put in charge of an investigation into NHS complaints after exposing the shocking care her husband received, said she was inundated with patients’ letters about a ‘lack of compassion’ – 3,000 in the past year alone.
Nurses were telling elderly patients they ‘do not have time’ to administer pain relief, and making them and their families feel like intruders, she said.
The MP also told how families contacting her claimed patients were routinely left to starve on NHS wards ‘because food was taken away’. The weight of one woman in her 90s dropped to just five stone.
Another woman, aged 88, was left in a chair in A&E for seven hours ‘in agony’ and expected ‘not to make any demands’, she said.