Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Many hospital patients get no visitors

Many hospital patients get no visitors Two-fifths (40%) of patients on UK hospital wards get no visitors, say the NHS nurses who care for them.

The Royal Voluntary Service charity commissioned a poll of 200 nurses working in acute hospitals in Britain. As well as being socially isolating, having no visitor to help with the "small" things, such as cutting up food or refilling a water glass, can delay a patient's recovery, the nurses say.  They want more people to become volunteer visitors and helpers. BBC News - Health

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