Report: on the safety of elderly people discharged from hospital into care homes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Healthwatch Redbridge, today (27 May) published its findings from a small survey of social care organisations across Redbridge.
Cathy Turland, Chief Executive at Healthwatch Redbridge said:
‘We found a number of issues and concerns regarding PPE, testing and concerns regarding hospital discharge.”
The survey was conducted via telephone interviews across 31 care and nursing homes for people who may be elderly or have conditions such as dementia or learning disabilities.
The initial findings are raising concerns about three main themes; the lack of appropriate testing, staff being asked to complete very long shifts, and the scarcity of PPE (personal protective equipment).
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Cathy Turland - Chief Executive Officer
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