Letters Welcoming carers on to the wards

Author’s reply to Jennings

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6436 (Published 03 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6436
  1. David Oliver, consultant physician1
  1. 1Sulhamstead, UK
  1. davidoliver372{at}googlemail.com

As a GP, Jennings must deal with many distressed and worn out carers of older people.1 2 And as an acute hospital geriatrician I understand what he is saying. Many of my older patients don’t have close family or friends let alone relatives who are carers. For those who do, in many cases, hospital admission can …

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