Wednesday 18 January 2017

Elderly patients sitting in agony

Published 31/03/2010 | 08:32

A SIGNIFICANT number of elderly patients who attend hospital A&Es are left sitting on hard chairs for lengthy periods. Those suffering from osteoporosis and/or severe arthritis soon experience rapidly increasing pain. If left too long they will inevitably sink into their own personal, awful and brutal universe of ongoing agony.

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Whatever about beds or trolleys no hospital can possibly justify not having, at the very least, a comfortable chair for sick and elderly A&E patients. But those responsible if reproached will undoubtedly trot out the same old glib and intelligence-insulting excuses.

The solution, however, is glaringly obvious.

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