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Victory for lawyer who protected the elderly

Author: By Robert Verkaik, Law editor Yvonne Hossack, 53, was yesterday cleared of professional misconduct after local councils, angered by her successful campaigns to stop the closure of care homes, mounted a “witch- hunt” to get her removed from the solicitors’ roll. The case has given hope to thousands of other professional campaigners and charities […]

Older patients ‘being denied access to NHS’: Royal college urges equal treatment for the elderly

Author: NICHOLAS TIMMINS Health Services Correspondent ‘There is a tendency, a sort of philosophy that permeates the service, which suggests that older people perhaps should be treated in a less fortunate way than younger people,’ Professor Leslie Turnberg, the college’s president, said as the college published a report calling for equity for the elderly in […]

Victory for lawyer who protected the elderly

Author: By Robert Verkaik, Law editor Yvonne Hossack, 53, was yesterday cleared of professional misconduct after local councils, angered by her successful campaigns to stop the closure of care homes, mounted a “witch- hunt” to get her removed from the solicitors’ roll. The case has given hope to thousands of other professional campaigners and charities […]

Older patients ‘being denied access to NHS’: Royal college urges equal treatment for the elderly

Author: NICHOLAS TIMMINS Health Services Correspondent ‘There is a tendency, a sort of philosophy that permeates the service, which suggests that older people perhaps should be treated in a less fortunate way than younger people,’ Professor Leslie Turnberg, the college’s president, said as the college published a report calling for equity for the elderly in […]