UK Elderly Patients Turning To Private Duty To Insure Proper Care

  1. Private nurses are being hired to feed and wash elderly patients in NHS hospitals.
    The patients, or their relatives, are spending up to 200 a day to ensure they receive basic nursing care that health service staff fail to provide.

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  3. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    This has been happening in the US for a while. When I worked in a SNF, quite a few families hired private non-nurse caregivers. When my mother was an a SNF, we had to feed her because the staff wouldn't.
  4. by   lindarn
    What exactly are people paying for? I would send them a bill for my services, and demand to be paid!
    JMHO and my NY $0.02.

    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Somewhere in the PACNW
  5. by   brandy1017
    Like the OP said, this is already happening here, at least if the patient and family have the money. Many of the poorer patients that have large families have their children who help care for them.