How 600 elderly patients fall every day in hospitals because of poor care 



Up to 600 patients are having falls in hospital each day due to poor hospital care, leading doctors have warned.
The Royal College of Physicians is urging relatives to clear obstacles from wards to prevent serious accidents.
It has published guidelines for families and patients with simple tips to help avoid what it estimates are 200 preventable falls every day.
These include reminding patients to call for nurses if they need assistance walking and ensuring they always wear sensible shoes.
Relatives are instructed to check for clutter around the bed after visiting patients and making sure... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Health, Views: 32
Source: Daily Mail
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