Author: Age Cymru
Published on 12 November 2012 01:00 PM
Responding to the launch today of a campaign to restore dignity for older hospital patients, Age Cymru’s Director of Influencing and Programme Development Victoria Lloyd comments:
“Dignity is a word that articulates people’s minimum expectation of how they should be treated and the dignity and human rights of older people must be at the centre of health and care services.
“Too often this simple requirement is overlooked in health and social care and on occasions the system lets people down so badly that failings undermine basic human rights such as protection from degrading treatment.
“Older people and their families should be able to feel confident that they will always be provided with high standards of compassionate care.
“Age Cymru welcomes the launch of Cardiff University’s Centre for the Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics campaign.
“It is helping to generate greater public awareness of the importance of dignified care as well as the importance of designing and providing care services that promote older people’s wellbeing and independence, rather than simply treating an illness.”