Damning report on Wishaw hospital

INSPECTORS have criticised the care given to the elderly at a Scottish hospital, where patients had to wait so long for meals that staff encouraged visitors to bring in food and snacks for them.

INSPECTORS have criticised the care given to the elderly at a Scottish hospital, where patients had to wait so long for meals that staff encouraged visitors to bring in food and snacks for them.

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Nursing staff at Wishaw General Hospital were also rapped for failing to help patients who needed assistance to eat their food, using inappropriate language in front of patients and moving dementia patients for no reason.

The Healthcare Improvement Scotland report has also revealed how a man was left sitting naked in his own urine on his bed with no screens around him during visiting hours.

Inspectors issued the hospital with 15 areas of improvement following their visit last month. This included making more food available to patients.