Letters Welcoming carers on to the wards

Welcoming carers on to the wards: too much pressure for some carers?

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6435 (Published 03 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6435
  1. Rod Jennings, general practitioner1
  1. 1Bulkington Surgery, Bedworth CV12 9JB, UK
  1. rodthedoc{at}gmail.com

The argument for welcoming carers on to the wards in a cash strapped NHS under pressure is compelling.1 Some carers will welcome the initiative, and the benefits to the patient in terms of a calm mental state, maintaining hydration and nutrition, and timely toileting …

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