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EDP: Eight areas of concern found at one ward in Norfolk hospital

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Nicholas Carding of the Eastern Daily Press reports:

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) found staff at Beach Ward, in Hammerton Court, Julian Hospital, Bowthorpe Road, Norwich, had carried out incomplete record-keeping, incomplete risk-assessments, and that there was a “poor compliance with mental capacity assessments.”

Beach Ward, run by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), opened in May this year and offers care to dementia patients with acute needs, and assessment and treatment planning.

Remember, wards have closed in King’s Lynn and Lowestoft as part of the radical redesign. Some of the most ill and vulnerable old people, if they are lucky enough to get an NHS bed, are now sent for an ‘enhanced service’ to the ‘centre of excellence’ at the Julian Hospital in Norwich.

The open letter from the nurses at the Julian hospital which we printed in February 2014 warned:

“wards are dangerously understaffed with injuries and sickness worryingly high and a near-permanent reliance on temporary staff”

Apparently, NSFT has ‘submitted an action plan’.

We haven’t heard that before, have we?

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EDP Eight areas of concern found at one ward in Norfolk hospital

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One thought on “EDP: Eight areas of concern found at one ward in Norfolk hospital

  1. BackstreetBob says:

    Given that they are saddled with the monumental pile of dung that is Lorenzo I am surprised there are any coherent records at all..

     

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