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It seems the tide may be turning on the way older people are treated in the NHS, with the need to develop and improve this important area of care at last being acknowledged and acted on. There were two announcements this week that gave me hope that change is coming.
The topic of when and for how long relatives and friends can visit on hospital wards has long been a much discussed topic. Open visiting versus fixed-hours visiting? Should it be the same for every ward and department? Can children visit? How many visitors should be allowed at one time?
In healthcare nothing stands still or stays the same.
When I visited my mother in hospital on Christmas Day I felt very grateful to the staff, who were working as hard as always. My mother’s needs were as acute on that day as on any other.
Last week we reported that staff at Doncaster Royal Infirmary are trialling a traffic light-style hand hygiene reminder tool.
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Hi The engraving sounds a good idea. Unfortunately engraving would not have helped my mother's lost dentures. She was in hospital for many weeks and one day I visited to find the dentures were not in her mouth nor in the pot. The staff to their credit took the missing dentures hunt very seriously and after a through search of the linen skips they were found. They must have fallen out when she was asleep. My sister and I always cleaned them when we visited -- I didn't feel it was something that was done regularly. It's not a very nice task!
Comment on: A dog could be someone's only friend
Hi Glad you agree with the content. With our opinion/blog section with do sometimes use lighter more entertaining headlines to give some variety. Our site offers a range of content --we would not use such a headline for our straightforward clinical/practice content. I have put on inverted commas so it's clearer. I hope our readers enjoy the blog.
Comment on: Meet your new Student Nursing Times editors
Welcome to Nursing Times. You all sound really interesting -- I am looking forward to hearing more about your experiences and reflections during the year.
Comment on: Is interdisciplinary the new multidisciplinary?
I was going to call it 'Is interdisciplinary the new black?' Glad I didn't now -- enjoying the comments too much
Comment on: Let's nap on nights: but not in the bath
Yes research does show a negative impact on health from shift work but perhaps napping may help in some way to mitigate against that effect. Whoops yes you are right -- have got my spring forward and fall back etc mixed up. Thanks, have changed it now.