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Four brothers who wanted their sick elderly father to be allowed to leave hospital and "naturally pass away" at home after complaining about the way he was being cared for in hospital have lost a fight in a specialist court. Bosses at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust…
A UK-wide campaign to encourage patients to change from their pyjamas and get moving around is being supported by the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales, Professor Jean White. The #EndPJParalysis 70-day challenge aims to achieve one million patient days of relevant patients being dressed in day clothes and moving around,…
An 80-year-old man died in hospital after waiting 23 hours for an ambulance and a further seven hours before being admitted, his son has said. Darren Williams, 48, said his father John Williams (pictured) died on Sunday, four days after being admitted to Morriston Hospital in Swansea, South Wales and…
A link between brain injury and dementia has been confirmed by a study of almost three million people. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) was found to increase the risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia by 24% over a period of 36 years. In absolute terms, 5.3% of participants with…
University of Chester students and staff have been working hard to make the Warrington Campus a Dementia Friendly Campus. Led by Dean McShane, Lecturer in Mental Health and Learning Disability, Dementia Friends Information Sessions have been held throughout the spring term to encourage staff and students to learn more about…
An adult care home manager who worked in Flintshire has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a Social Care Wales hearing found her fitness to practise was impaired as a result of a lack of competence and misconduct. Mrs Debbie Lloyd, who did not attend the…
Care home provider Advinia Health Care has announced the names of the 11 Scottish care homes it has acquired as part of a deal with Bupa Care Homes that secured 22 across the UK. The move puts the company among the top 10 private care providers in the UK. Advinia,…
An ambulance crew went "above and beyond" to allow an elderly husband an emotional reunion with his wife who suffers from dementia. The two ambulance workers, based in Ipswich, Suffolk, were taking the 92-year-old man from his home to a hospice when he told them about his wife. "His only…
A couple who have concerns about the way the care of a relative who suffers from dementia has been managed by health authority bosses have lost a free speech fight in a specialist court. The couple want to be allowed to disclose information about the man's case, including his name…
A couple who have concerns about the way the care of a relative who suffers from dementia has been managed by health authority bosses are embroiled in a free speech fight in a specialist court. The couple want to be allowed to disclose information about the man's case, including his…
Getting social care is "like being in a shop with no prices", according to the author of a major review of social care which concluded costs should be capped. Sir Andrew Dilnot said that although people know how much they will pay each week or month, they have no idea…
A care home for older people in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian has been told to make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents. The Care Inspectorate has served an Improvement Notice on Springfield Bank Nursing Home, following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists six elements of care…
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