Report

Delivering dignity: securing dignity in care for older people in hospitals and care

Recommendations on how to tackle the underlying causes of poor care for older people in hospitals and care.

14 June 2012

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Rather than a repetition of the well documented problems or a best practice guide for managers and staff, this report from the Commission on Dignity in Care for Older People focuses on how to tackle the underlying causes of poor care.

Some hospitals and care homes are already providing dignified care for older people; this report and the follow-up programme of activities are intended to build on existing good practice, so that we get it right for every person, every time.

This final report is based on the knowledge of the commissioners themselves, the many witnesses who gave written and oral evidence, and almost 230 submissions from organisations and individuals in response to our February 2012 consultation document.