Hospitals too unsafe for Parkinson’s patients

Parkinson’s patients

Many patients with Parkinson’s disease claim that they are not always given their drugs on time when they are in the hospital, which results in some of them unable to walk or talk, according to a charity.

Parkinson’s UK said hospitals were too often perilous for people with the disease, making them scared of ending up there.

Approximately two in three people with Parkinson’s do not happen to get their medication on time while getting inpatient care, according to the charity’s research.

78% of the 700 patients questioned between May and July this year, stated that their health had suffered due to poor medication management in the hospital. Obstacles included tremors, anxiety and losing the ability to walk or talk.

Lloyd Tingley, the charity’s senior policy and campaigns adviser, said:
“It’s evident that hospitals aren’t always the securest places for people with Parkinson’s, with many sharing with us that they’re horrified of ever having to be admitted.”

The charity asserted that most hospital staff did not appropriately understand Parkinson’s, a grave and incurable neurological condition that it is estimated 145,000 Britons may have.

Mistakes in the management of Parkinson’s patients’ drug needs can result in them staying in hospital longer than necessary.

Freedom of information requests by the charity discovered that staff at less than half of hospitals had undergone obligatory training in how to manage and take care of Parkinson’s patients.

The Patients Association said the strong and mounting pressures on hospitals could be blamed. Rachel Power, its chief executive, said: “People with Parkinson’s have always faced struggles in hospital with non-specialist staff simply not understanding how essential it is for them to get their medication strictly on time. The ongoing crisis conditions in our hospitals are almost certainly making this problem significantly worse.”

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