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Hospital - a guide to staying safe

Author: Terry Lynch

This guide helps older people, their families, supporters and healthcare professionals to keep them safe when in hospital. The guide is also relevant to other groups of people who may be at additional risk of harm in hospital.

Terry's personal experience shines through in this very practical and life-saving guide. He describes how you can protect yourself or those you love in hospital. He covers the many different hazards and how to reduce the risks that they create and how to form a respectful partnership with healthcare professionals who care - but who are often so busy they can make serious mistakes.

His key message: don't leave people alone

Please read and share this guide. It is not just for professional use - it is relevant to all of us - today. 

Read and download the free pdf in your browser here.


The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.

Hospital - a guide to staying safe © Terry Lynch 2013.

All Rights Reserved. No part of this paper may be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher except for the quotation of brief passages in reviews.

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