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The joy of motherhood?

Following our post earlier this week focusing on needless hospital deaths, there have since been reports in the press regarding two recent cases where women have died needlessly due to poor maternity care.

A recent letter from the medical director and nurse director at the Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Women’s & Children’s Hospital sent to all maternity staff criticised the care provided to the two women and admitted that the deaths may have been avoidable.

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20/07/2012 No Comments

Most glaring case of health inequality in Britain…

Following on from previous posts about dementia care and care for the elderly, it has emerged that approximately three quarters of people suffering from mental illness are not getting the treatment or support they require.

Did you know that mental illness now accounts for almost half of all ill health among people of working age?

Did you know that mental illness has the same impact on life expectancy as smoking?

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22/06/2012 No Comments

Care of our elderly

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When people go into hospital they know that the NHS is stretched but it seems to be all too common that even the most basic levels of care are not being provided.

Elderly people are often very frail and may be suffering from underlying conditions such as dementia which mean that they are not able to fully express the concerns or problems they have. It would be expected that this would be taken into account and that higher levels of supervision would be given to these vulnerable members of society. Unfortunately the opposite seems to be true.

There are countless stories of elderly people not even receiving food or fluids. In a frail person this can quickly lead to dehydration and a deterioration in their condition. We have all seem the horrific stories of people not being provided with basic hygiene needs and extreme cases of physical abuse.

There is no doubt that these people need protecting. Often family members feel that there is little they can do or that complaining may make the situation worse. That is not the case. There are many ways in which relatives can help to protect their loved ones.

The first step is to make a complaint to the care home or the hospital involved. All such establishments have a legal obligation to have an effective system in place to deal with complaints. In a care home setting this may lead to the involvement of Social Services or the Local Government Ombudsman who can order an apology to be given. This is also likely to lead to a review of the care being provided.

If this does not lead to a satisfactory outcome relatives can always seek legal advice on their relatives behalf. What is essential is to approach a solicitor with expertise in this area. There are detailed regulations in place as to the levels of care which should be provided by care homes and specialist solicitors will be aware of the legal process, both in terms of bringing a claim and giving appropriate advice as to the next step to take in the process.

If you have any concerns about a member of your family and the way in which they are being treated please feel free to call our specialist department on 0808 252 7043 who can give you sympathetic and expert advice as to how you can help your loved one.

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17/04/2012 No Comments

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