“The treatment of some older people in Welsh hospitals is “shamefully inadequate”. That is the message today (14 March 2011) from Ruth Marks, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, as she publishes a major report into her review of the experiences of older people in hospital in Wales.
The Commissioner calls for ‘fundamental change’ to ensure that older people are always treated with dignity and respect when they are in hospital. She also reminds health organisations of the legal powers invested in the Older People’s Commissioner to effect necessary change.”
Ruth Marks’ short video should be compulsory viewing for all hospital staff, wherever they work.
The full report should be compulsory reading for all hospital staff, wherever they work.