Elderly ‘ignored’ in UK care system

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Campaigners have urged NHS practitioners to treat elderly patients with respect as it was revealed that they are treated like ‘objects’ in the current British healthcare system.

In a letter published in the Daily Telegraph, a group of politicians, regulators and charities called for NHS nurses and care workers to sign a ‘Dignity Code’ drawn up by the National Pensioners’ Convention, promising to treat pensioners with dignity.

Urging hospitals and care homes to agree a set of common standards of care to prevent cases of neglect and abuse, they warned that British pensioners are being spoken down to, prevented from taking decisions, and denied privacy and the best medical treatment.

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