Care report finds hospitals let down patients

The health care watchdog says fewer hospitals are treating patients with respect and dignity.

Newham Hospital met just one of the five basic standards for looking after patients, being criticised for not always protecting patients from abuse, respecting a patient's privacy, or making sure they are eating and drinking. Ronke Phillips reports.

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Hospital care criticised

The Care Quality Commission has found that three London hospitals failed to meet standards on treating patients with dignity and ensuring they were fed properly.