Two-thirds of women prefer to avoid hospital

According to a new study more than two-thirds of us avoid going to hospital over fears of poor care

According to a new study more than two-thirds of us avoid going to hospital over fears of poor care.

None of us like like feeling ill, but according to a new report, the majority of us prefer to suffer alone at home than be emitted to hospital, due to fears over the level of care they would receive.

The survey carried out by Townwomen’s Guilds found that 75 per cent of people questioned had experience low levels of care within the NHS.

There are deep concerns over basic standards of care in NHS hospital wards with university-educated nurses and unregulated heathcare assistants delivering unsatisfactory levels of care.

‘The stories we have heard have been extremely distressing,’ said Pauline Myers, chairman of the Townswomen’s Guilds, ‘thousands of older people continue to suffer unnecessarily’.

Unsurprisingly, 54 per cent of people interviewed also said they had been left disappointed by hospital care, while 49 per cent revealed they had been ‘spoken down to’ by NHS staff.

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