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Comprehensive hospital check ups for the elderly.

Comment 8th July 2010

Multiple check ups could be carried out in one comprehensive visit. So many elderly people have several ailments such as heart, diabetes, hearing, eye problems, mobility, bladder and bowel, to name just a few. These entail several 6 monthly check ups. All at different times and possibly at different hospitals.

Surely, these could be carried out by a team of Doctors over one day, something similar to the  Schools Parents evenings, or a cars MOT.     

Why does this matter?

The current check up system, is not only costly and time consuming for the NHS, but also for the families of the elderly patients!

It means that families have to take multiple days leave or holidays, to accompany them.

It would most probally also save so many missed appointments.

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