The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has called for measures to be taken to provide more compassionate care to older adults in hospitals in the UK.
In a report summarizing the results of 100 unannounced inspections of acute care hospitals NHS, the CQC concluded that much remained to be done to ensure that they are meeting the needs of older patients.
-Dame Jo Williams, president of CQC, said: “care professionals have to find the right balance between ensuring that people receive the care they need in a safe manner […] although not prioritize processes on people
“often, what is needed is kindness and compassion … that costs nothing,” he continued.
a spokesman for the stroke Association, Nikki Hill, has called the findings worrying.
three-quarters of all strokes occur in people over 65 years and are dependent on acute hospital care for immediate treatment .
it is expected to report CQC inspire a review of care for elderly patients in acute care hospitals in the UK, which will lead to services more considerate.
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