Dementia patients not allowed to use toilet

A culture of relying on continence pads means dementia patients are denied the basic dignity of care. …

When Bessie, 86, was taken into Rotherham General Hospital, in 2019, after falling at home, she had been continent. Despite this, her daughters Janine Ward and Susan Nurden say, staff were not responsive when Bessie asked to go to the toilet. Unknown to her daughters, the hospital had also placed her in continence pads.


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