As if to confirm my own recent observations about the state of the NHS, another survey concludes that patients are more greatly at risk at night, between the hours of 10pm and 6am. 140,000 incidents have been recorded in one year alone! These incidents include surgery errors as well as falls, medication errors, patients toilet needs not being met etc.
Joyce Robins, of Patient Concern, said:
“All too often patients, particularly the elderly, are not given the help they need at night”