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Carers are more than visitors:
they are part of the team that support a patient with dementia and frailty. Many of the hospitals that welcome carers issue them with passports to identify them and give them a tangible sense of their authority and recognition. These passports were the idea of Dr Sophie Edwards, consultant geriatrician at the North Middlesex Trust, who explains here why she felt them to be crucial.
Professor Patrick Pullicino said he still sees dehydrated patients on wards
- Food and drink had been withdrawn from dying people to speed up death
- The so-called Liverpool Care Pathway was abolished 12 months ago Medics have been warned continue giving dying patients water
Doctors and nurses are having to be reminded to give water to dying patients.
It is being spelled out to them in basic guidelines following concerns that patients are being denied fluids before their deaths.