Clean Chit Given to Elderly Care Units of NHS Hospitals
The Care Quality Commission has given clean chit to Britain's Addenbrooke Hospital, which is governed and funded by the National Health Services. Lately, the CQC showed concern about the elderly patients admitted at various NHS hospitals, and with regard to their concerns they decided to investigate the elderly care units of around 45 NHS hospitals.
Care Quality Commission took the decision in lieu of the complaints of elderly patients and their families regarding poor standards of the treatment and care provided to the elderly patients in the care units, which are meant for them in the NHS hospitals. The decision was also subject to the difference in the figures of death rate in other hospitals and hospitals owned by the NHS. The difference in the number of people who die every year in the hospitals of countries like Europe and Australia and that of the NHS hospitals at Britain was calculated to be 12,000.
After 1999, the amount NHS has been investing on improving the services of the elderly care units has dipped drastically. The matter of irony is that the CQC believes that the quality of services provided by the NHS is nothing to be worried about, irrespective of the fact that around 20 care units investigated were not fulfilling the health standards set by the government.
Although the decision of the CQC may prove politically right, it seems to have ignored the interest of the elderly people. On the contrary countries like Australia who follows a diverse structure of health care, advises all the people to get a health insurance and in case someone is not capable of getting insurance the government does the same for them, which ensures better medical services for everyone.
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