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Regulator raises NHS elderly care concerns

Serious concerns have been raised by the NHS care regulator about the way some hospitals in England look after elderly patients.

The Care Quality Commission said three had failed to meet legal standards for giving patients enough food and drink and treating them in a dignified way.

The CQC, which carried out unannounced inspections, also raised various concerns about three other NHS hospitals when it published the first 12 results of 100 such inspections.

Chris Buckler reports.

  • 26 May 2011
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