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Continence care is going down the pan as costs are cut and prices rise


The pressure is already on, there are limits on pull up pants and pads a client can have regardless of clinical need. The numbers vary from trust to trust, or county to county. The politiciatians have been very vocal pre and post all general elections. They continue to promise the electorate that they can have access to specialist care, nurses and doctors and prescribed equipment and products, but they don't tell them about the rationing which has been put in place as a way of saving money in order to remain within budget. Imagine doing a continence assessment, and telling a family that their mother is going on the waiting list for pad provision when she has bowel cancer and terminally ill.Everybody knows that when you are so ill, it is difficult to control your bladder and bowel. How is such a person to cope? Continence services are poorly funded, it has to change.

Posted date

22 June, 2010

Posted time

12:34 pm


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