Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher says the standard of care afforded to an 81 year old man at Beaumont Hospital was simply not good enough. He was responding to the latest independent report into the care of Mr. Gerry Feeney at the hospital last December.
Deputy Kelleher commented, “This report should be mandatory reading for hospital management to ensure that the necessary supports, resources and training are provided to all health service staff working in acute and non-acute settings. Caring for patients is the most basic requirement for healthcare providers, particularly those working with the elderly. There can be no complacency, but unfortunately we are seeing too many complaints from patients and their relatives relating to basic care standards.
“I welcome the fact that Beaumont Hospital has apologised to the Feeney family. It’s the least that can be done in light of the situation. All hospital managers should read and carefully consider the contents of this report so that care standards across the country are improved and maintained”.