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

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WHAT ERA ARE THEY LIVING IN. I am shocked to read that families are not welcome in the hospitals in this day and age and one posted that the police were contacted to evict a daughter who wished to stay with her dying mother overnight, this is totally unacceptable. The "NEW" initiative needs to be rolled out across the NHS. I worked for most of my career in Intensive Care. We had open visiting in 1984, the wards followed over the next two years. Relative's were welcome at any time and children visited after consultation with the parents. Communication in ITU like DEMENTIA CARE is very difficult, family and friends are essential to their care and in helping the nurse's know about them I:e their likes and dislikes.

Posted date

3 March, 2015

Posted time

6:31 am

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