Tag Archives: “Neglect Shames Britain”

Treat older people like rubbish

My post last week talked about the Daily Mail’s latest campaign to get people to clean up plastic rubbish.   Now my local council in Daventry has just introduced a new system for rubbish collection designed to recycle just about everything … Continue reading

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Plastic before older people

Ever since David Attenborough’s excellent TV series “Blue Planet”, there has been a rage of concern about plastic.   Plastic bags have been almost outlawed, or at least charged for.  You almost get arrested if you throw away any plastic litter.  … Continue reading

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“Neglect Shames Britain” 6

I first wrote something on this subject over 10 months ago using a banner headline taken from the front page of The Daily Mail.  It championed a cause led by the Patients Association to do something about the appalling care … Continue reading

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“Neglect Shames Britain” – 5

Headlines in the Daily Mail again on the subject of the inhumane treatment of the elderly in NHS hospitals – “Elderly patients dying of thirst“. This is a continuation of a campaign started nearly six months ago under the front … Continue reading

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“Neglect Shames Britain” 4

ST DAVID’S DAY REFLECTION February 2011 was quite a momentus month of news about the elderly.  I don’t think I can remember a month with so many front page headlines and numerous graphic accounts of neglect of the elderly.  Not … Continue reading

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“Neglect Shames Britain 3”

The blaze of publicity in the Daily Mail about the Patients’ Association helpline appeal is beginning to die down.  So now let’s look at their longer term strategy for improving elderly care, which is to appoint independent matrons to hospitals … Continue reading

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“Neglect Shames Britain 2”

Two days after the Patients’ Association and Daily Mail campaign to improve NHS care of the elderly started, it continues to attract attention.  Thanks to the information provided through the Patients’ Association helpline and the continued excellent coverage in the … Continue reading

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“Neglect Shames Britain”

I have often criticised the “Daily Mail” for it’s over sensational headlines, particularly those that raise unnecessary fears for older people.  The title of this blog is their front page headline of the 2nd December and for that they deserve … Continue reading

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       I have complained a lot about over-sensational newspaper headlines which only succeed in worrying older people, but today I would have been pleased to see this as a front page headline   –    “Widespread neglect of elderly patients revealed”.   Instead it made … Continue reading

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