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Working towards better outcomes for carers in Norfolk

The Carers’ Council for Norfolk represents the voice of unpaid carers in Norfolk who look after a partner, family member or friend. An independent charity, it helps to make sure that carers’ experiences and opinions are heard and influence decisions about public services across the county. National organisation CarersUK estimate there are 99,419 unpaid carers in Norfolk, providing care that would cost £1.9billion pounds a year if it had to be paid for by public services – that’s over £5.2 million a day or over £60 a second. Just in Norfolk.

NHS and care sector: Safety a ‘big concern’ in England

NHS is forced to remind doctors and nurses that they must give water to dying patients

  • 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  • Food and drink had been withdrawn from dying people to speed up death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  

By Sophie Borland for the Daily Mail

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.

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