Submitted by Glyn Charles Hayes on Tuesday 28th November 2023
Published on Thursday 14th December 2023
Current status: Open
Open until: Friday 14th June 2024
Current Signatures: 3,321
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Require bowel care policies and specialist bowel care at all NHS hospitals
We want the Government to ensure every NHS hospital has a bowel care policy and specialist bowel care. No one should be left unable to go to the toilet, potentially for days, because the hospital doesn’t have a bowel care policy or specialist staff.
People with a long-term neurogenic condition that affects the bowel, like spinal cord injury, may need specialised bowel care if in a healthcare setting. We are concerned that not enough NHS trusts in England have a policy on neurogenic bowel dysfunction, or ward-based staff who specialise in looking after someone with a neurogenic bowel condition.
We want the Government to ensure every trust has a policy and specialist staff in place for neurogenic bowel conditions.
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