Shocking report Exposes how terminate illness have effected many patients due to lack of Water at some NHS Hospital
Dying patients are routinely being left dehydrated and in pain during their final hours, a shocking report reveals today.
Thousands have been denied fluids and medication – and in some cases doctors have not even told their relatives they are about to die, the report says. The authors warn that some NHS staff tended to shy away from the terminally ill and were afraid to comfort them or hold their hand. They describe this as a 'cross the road attitude'.
The major audit – which involved more than 9,000 patients – also exposes how the majority of NHS hospitals have no specialist end-of-life doctors and nurses on wards at nights and weekends.