What a terribly sad story. It is awful to think of how many people of left alone and in pain in our hospitals, in the very place where you expect to be cared for the most.
Patients are dying alone on hospital wards because staff do not have enough time to care for them, nurses say. The mounting pressure across the UK is also leading to medicines being given late and patients being left in pain. The issues have been brought to light after the Royal College of Nursing canvassed front-line staff about their experiences of their last shift. But ministers said despite the concerns raised it was investing in nursing to ensure there were enough staff. The numbers working in the NHS have increased since 2010, but the RCN maintains this has not been enough to keep pace with demand. A report earlier this year by the union found one in nine posts were vacant. The RCN described some of the stories as "desperately sad".