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Older hospital patients face "widespread and systematic" pattern of poor care

27th July 2015, London School of Economics

Older hospital patients in England face a “widespread and systematic” pattern of inadequate care. An estimated one million people in later life are affected by poor or inconsistent standards of dignity or help with eating in hospitals, according to a detailed statistical analysis of inpatient experience data in NHS hospitals in England.

HIQA Annual overview report on the regulation of designated centres for older people – 2014

27th July 2015, Health Information and Quality Authority

In 2014, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) carried out 758 inspections of 549 nursing homes, 58% of which were unannounced and 42% announced. Inspections assessed compliance with the relevant regulations and National Standards and made judgments regarding each provider’s ongoing fitness to operate a centre.