‘Spend cash on care not prisons’

    ‘Spend cash on care not prisons’

    The government should stop building prisons and invest in treatment for addicts and effective health and social care, campaigners have said.

    Billions of pounds of public money is being wasted on a prison system which cannot reasonably cope with the burden of public health demands, the Prison Reform Trust said.

    Read more on this story in The Guardian

    Alcohol causes one in ten European deaths

    One in 10 deaths in Europe are caused by alcohol, according to research published today, and one in 25 around the world.

    Doctors writing in the Lancet say that drinkers mostly die from injuries, cancer, heart disease and liver cirrhosis. Alcohol can also cause a significant amount of disability.

    Read more on this story in The Guardian

    Nurse ‘shouted at elderly woman and stripped her in full view of other patients because she’s wet herself’

    A hospital nurse shouted at an elderly woman and stripped her naked in front of other patients, a hearing has been told.
    Memory Musekiwa is accused of pushing the pensioner, who had wet herself, onto a commode in full view and then refusing to wash her.
    Read more on this story in The Daily Mail

     

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