On Saturday, in the first part of an uncompromising investigation into nursing in NHS hospitals, Ros Coward asked why so many nurses seem to have stopped caring for their patients. Today, in the wake of the damning report into Stafford Hospital, she suggests the troubling answer…
Sarah Allen is in her 20s.
After a recent asthma attack, she found herself in an unusual situation when she was admitted to a ward in a large London hospital where the other patients were mainly elderly, and several were suffering from dementia.
There, she was able to see for herself whether the terrible stories of patient neglect in the NHS — which have become so common in recent years — were true.
What she saw shocked her.