Secret filming highlights poor care of brain injury victims
Patients with serious brain injuries are being let down by poor care, the BBC's Newsnight programme has learned. Secretly-filmed footage passed to the programme shows examples of patient neglect and ignored safety procedures. Incidents include one healthcare worker cleaning a feeding and medicine tube with a pen nib, and one patient marked as nil-by-mouth being given drinks.
NHS England told the BBC it is working to improve specialist rehabilitation for patients with such complex needs.
The partner of Grant Clarke, who had a massive brain haemorrhage last year at the age of 43 and was left severely disabled, felt compelled to take the extreme action of installing a secret camera in Mr Clarke's room because she had such serious concerns about the care he was receiving at West Kent Neuro-rehabilitation Unit in Sevenoaks.
18 Nov 2013
- From the section Health