Category Archives: DOH

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  • Food and drink had been withdrawn from dying people to speed up death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

Victims of blood scandal angry at funding delay

Victims of the NHS blood scandal have reacted with anger and disappointment after the government announced a delay in spending £25m to help those affected.

Steve Sillett, contaminated blood victim, at home.

Prime minister David Cameron apologised in March for the saga that saw thousands of people accidentally infected with HIV and hepatitis C through blood and blood products used by the NHS before 1991.

The PM pledged £25m would be allocated to ease transition to a reformed system of support for people who have had to live with the conditions ever since.