Fears ‘shameful’ incontinence ruling could set example


Community nurses may increasingly find their patients left to sleep in their own urine after the Supreme Court backed a council decision to deny a stroke patient social care at night.

The court, the highest court in the UK, backed a local authority ruling not to provide night time care to a woman left “practically incontinent” after a stroke, telling her instead to use incontinence pads.

The ruling sparked fears the case would be used as an example to deny more people of care.

Fears ‘shameful’ incontinence ruling could set example | News | Nursing Times


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