Monday, October 08, 2012

Patients starve and die of thirst in UK hospital wards. WTF!

Forty-three hospital patients starved to death last year and 111 died of thirst while being treated on wards, new figures disclose today.

The death toll was disclosed by the Government amid mounting concern over the dignity of patients on NHS wards.

 They will also fuel concerns about care homes, as it was disclosed that eight people starved to death and 21 people died of thirst while in care.


The Office for National Statistics figures also showed that:

* as well as 43 people who starved to death, 287 people were recorded by doctors as being malnourished when they died in hospitals;

* there were 558 cases where doctors recorded that a patient had died in a state of severe dehydration in hospitals;

* 78 hospital and 39 care home patients were killed by bedsores, while a further 650 people who died had their presence noted on their death certificates;

 * 21,696 were recorded as suffering from septicemia when they died, a condition which experts say is most often associated with infected wounds. Full story...

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