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Carers gain 24/7 access to dementia patients with nurse-designed 'passport'


This is long overdue. I only hope it's rolled out across the entire NHS. When I tried to stay overnight with my clearly-dying mother - a dementia sufferer - in a community hospital eight years ago, the police were called to remove me. She died alone, behind drawn curtains at 9 the next morning. The staff admitted they knew she was dying but it wasn't "hospital policy" to allow visitors in before 2pm so no one called me till after she was dead.

Posted date

2 March, 2015

Posted time

4:31 pm