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And while the overs make up only a quarter of emergency attendees, they make up half of those who are admitted. The needs of the growing number of frail elderly people are one of the main reasons the NHS must get more money.
And it would be strange if a transformation in society could occur without a transformation, planned or otherwise, properly funded or otherwise, in the organisation that provides its healthcare. In Britain, thanks to the NHS and the welfare state, our predicted life expectancy leads all, typically, to profound old age, where we will quite possibly be frail, probably carrying around a bouquet of chronic ailments, in many cases in a relationship of deep dependency — being cared for, or caring for someone more frail than ourselves.
And yet there exists a psychological boundary between the elderly and the not-elderly. The not-yet-elderly know they will almost certainly cross that boundary, but until it is crossed, it is possible for the young and middle-aged to regard the old as if oldness is their essential nature.
Your mother with dementia is special: In fact, as any GP will tell you, most of their work consists of managing chronic conditions. You can no longer be identified as a sufferer of a familiar condition: Encounters with the health system become a struggle to make sure everyone is up to speed with your multiple conditions.
Just when it becomes essential for strangers to care about who you are, just when your personal history is at its ripest, your medical history starts to crowd it out. She was born in Kent in and moved to Leicester just after the Second World War when her father, an engineer, found work there.
She did well at school and was set to go to college, but her father lost his job and she chose to help her mother by bringing a wage into the house. She became an assistant manager in a department store. John Warren rented acres from the local squire in Dunton Bassett, a village in the south-west of the county. They kept a dairy herd of sixty cows. They had two daughters. John Warren raced in a motorbike and sidecar pair.
Wendy Warren was a magistrate. She researched local history. She ran as a Liberal in local elections, though she quit the party over its support for joining the EEC. They decided to give up the farm in and retired to another village, South Kilworth, to a house with fine views across the countryside.
Every year in early spring they spent a month in Tenerife. When John Warren died in his widow was 65, and although she was on medication for an underactive thyroid and had, unusually, developed type 1 diabetes when she was 60, she was otherwise fit, healthy and comfortably off, able to roam the county and beyond and socialise and volunteer as busily as before.
In her early seventies, she began to suffer from macular degeneration, which made driving difficult after dark. A family conference was held and it was decided she should move to the market town of Lutterworth. In she was installed in a neat modern bungalow in a town where everybody knew her, with shops and its own cottage hospital and her family nearby: Inher eyesight deteriorated to the point where she could no longer drive.
Emergency hospital visits became an annual occurrence: Her body reacted against the antibiotics prescribed by the Canary Islands doctors and her Achilles tendons began to soften and collapse.
At about the same time she developed an autoimmune condition in her leg muscles, myositis. Finding it harder to see and walk, Warren began to pay for a home help to come in the mornings.
Life was becoming more constrained, although she was determined to cast her vote for Leave in the Brexit referendum in June. The chest problems never fully went away and in Septemberafter the GPs had tried three different courses of antibiotics, she was admitted to Glenfield Hospital in Leicester with pneumonia.
Just before she was due to be discharged she experienced agonising abdominal pain. Her colon was leaking into her bladder through a fistula.
She was taken to a second hospital, Leicester General, where surgeons performed an emergency ileostomy to divert waste from the colon to an artificial opening, or stoma, in her stomach, and allow the gut to heal. In December she was operated on again, the ileostomy was reversed and replaced with a colostomy, and she was transferred to Lutterworth cottage hospital to recover just before Christmas.
In January, after more than three months and two major operations in five different Leicestershire hospitals, Wendy Warren finally went home. At first she seemed to be recovering well. With the help of her daughters she was able to go down from three care visits a day to two. Then in early March she had to be readmitted to the Royal Infirmary.
Another fistula had formed. In April, after another short stay at the cottage hospital, she was discharged, but rehabilitation was difficult, and she moved into a care home. When I met Warren with her daughter Joanne at her house in Lutterworth in September, I was struck by how well she appeared, despite the evidence of her medical file, how alert and full of good humour and lacking in self-pity.
She had her legs up on the sofa on top of everything else, she has a collapsing spine and when she moved it was with the aid of a walker. But she came across more as a wounded soldier than a stricken old lady. When I went over the recording of our interview I noticed how full and precise her stories of her life were before her complex of conditions and how, as the narrative shifted to the last couple of years, it was her daughter who took over the role of witness.
The NHS that Joanne Warren described was one where the big central hospitals are struggling with shortages of staff and beds while the transformational steps that are supposed to ease the pressure by providing better primary care have yet to kick in. In Leicester Royal Infirmary in the winter ofnursing staff were so pressured that they left the incontinent Warren alone in a cubicle for two hours till she was lying in her own urine.
She was rescued only when the ambulance driver who was supposed to take her back to the care home found her and summoned a nurse to clean her.
Administrators were so desperate to free up beds that, as Wendy Warren witnessed, porters would rouse patients with dementia in the small hours to rush them off to some part of the county where a community bed had become available.
Amid all the rhetoric of shifting more services from the big city hospitals to the community, the plan is to close Lutterworth cottage hospital. It contains a densely populated, dynamic, rapidly growing city, Leicester, with a young population, full of students and immigrants, reasonably prosperous but with areas of extreme deprivation.
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A third are foreign-born. It has almost as many Hindus as Muslims, and the irreligious are a larger group than the believers in any one of the big religions. It voted, narrowly, for Remain. The vales and wolds surrounding the city are very different. Five hunts — the Atherstone, the Belvoir, the Cottesmore, the Quorn and the Fernie — still go through the motions of chasing foxes within the bounds of the law. In bleaker districts of small post-industrial towns like Coalville and Loughborough, there is poverty, low wages and anomie.
The working age population is shrinking. The number of overs is forecast to grow by per cent by the late s. It voted, narrowly, for Leave. One of the curious aspects of the NHS in the Stevens era, however, is that instead of there being an organisation which made a plan, the plan came first, with the intention that it would seed the spontaneous growth of dozens of new regional organisations to tailor it to local conditions and deliver it.
As everywhere in England, the way the NHS is now set up in Leicestershire, town and country, reflects both the hospitals and surgeries it inherited in from the old, pre-NHS world, and the successive waves of reorganisation, new builds and closures it has undergone since.
Most recently, it has been shaped by three factors: The Lansley reforms left seven local organisations responsible for healthcare in Leicestershire.
Two local authorities, the county council and the city council, are responsible for public health, as well as being obliged by law to look after children in difficulty and to be the carer of last resort for adults. Post-Lansley, hundreds of these organisations — more than two hundred CCGs, and acute trusts — were patchworked across England.
The country was divided into 44 areas, each covering between three hundred thousand and three million people. Each area had to come up with a scheme for transformation. They were given a broad menu of options and desirable outcomes and promises of packages of money if they did this or that thing. The fragmented bits of the NHS, in other words, were expected to reorganise themselves and create a radical plan for change without an explicit template being provided from above, without new legal responsibilities or powers or budgets or staff.
It was bold and risky, potentially fruitful and potentially chaotic. Politicians and health administrators in some areas, like Greater Manchester, seized the chance for a radical integration of acute and primary care, with a new set of public bodies to control a joint budget.
Elsewhere, as in Leicestershire, change has been more hesitant and secretive. Normally when you introduce an acronym you spell it out.
STP, in other words, is both chicken and egg. Leicestershire seems to have settled on the egg, the plan. Which raised the question — at least with me, when I tried to ask about it — where is the chicken?
Whose plan is it? When I talked to people in Leicestershire who follow healthcare, they used two expressions: But when I approached Sanders in August, I got nowhere: It turned out that although each of the five CCGs and hospital trusts in Leicestershire has its own team of media wranglers, none of them deemed it their job to handle questions or arrange interviews about the STP.
Much later I heard from an insider that the predominant mood in those meetings, when the issue came up of whether it was appropriate for the NHS in Leicestershire to answer questions from a journalist about its work, was: The chief executive, John Adler, and the chairman, Karamjit Singh, held forth confidently and pleasantly about the successes and difficulties of their hospitals, without once mentioning the radical plan that was supposed to change everything — the STP.
When members of the public asked questions, each one asked about the STP. Adler and Singh seemed surprised, looked at each other, and murmured that really Sanders needed to get out and spread his message.
As the months went by, I began to wonder whether Toby Sanders existed. Doctors and nurses were off-limits too.
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Initially she seemed happy to help, but after a few weeks of silence I called her. That which transformed had to be shown to save money, even when there was no obvious reason it would; that which saved money had to be shown to contribute to the transformation agenda, even though, in at least one case, it blatantly contradicted it.
At the heart of the plan were two enormous amounts of money and a slogan. Sturgess saw that patients either found themselves stuck in hospital longer than necessary or were discharged in such a way that they soon bounced back.
Home First, his recommended fix, focused remorselessly on unwell people spending as little time in hospital as possible: Was it a defensive step required by any 21st-century rich-world health system to prevent hospitals being overwhelmed by an ever increasing number of frail, mainly elderly patients with multiple illnesses? Was it simply a better way to offer healthcare?
Or was it a way to save money? Following a scheme pioneered elsewhere, most famously in Dorset, ten joint teams have been set up across the county where professionals who would previously have worked separately — district nurses, community mental health nurses, GPs and social workers — combine to give hospital dischargees a soft landing on their return home or try to find ways to treat urgent problems without hospital care being necessary.
Much else is behind schedule, unfunded or aspirational. According to the plan, everyone across Leicestershire was supposed to be able to get access to a local doctor until 8 p. The STP runs untilbut this ambitious programme has hardly started. Despite the freshness, incompleteness or uncertainty around so much of the transformation aspect of the plan, it was treated as if it had already proved itself and made it safe for Leicestershire to cut hospital beds and staff to save money.
In urban Leicester, one of three acute hospitals, the General, was effectively to close. League releases footage of cubs being thrown to hounds at S.
The Hereford Times last week revealed in a front page story that three people linked to the hunt had been arrested on animal cruelty charges. Those arrested included a year-old man from Abergavenny on suspicion of failing to prevent the causing of unnecessary suffering to an animal, and a year-old man and a year-old woman from Hereford, both arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal. All were all released on bail until a date in August.
The South Herefordshire Hunt would not comment on the allegations when contacted by the Hereford Times at the time of the arrests and has not returned calls this morning to respond to the video footage. It was also revealed this week that the South Herefordshire Hunt has suspended two members of staff.
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The Hunt's kennels, which are in Wormelow, are currently closed while the hounds are being looked after by other Hunts which are members of the MFHA. The footage, obtained using hidden cameras, shows four cubs in cages and a man carrying two of them into a shed where the dogs are kept. A spokeswoman for the Hunt Investigation Team said: They have to be taught to recognise foxes as prey and not only to hunt them but also to kill them.
We believe this evidence shows fox cubs were actually thrown to the houndsbecause the bodies came out. When our investigators took those fox cubs out, one of them was disembowelled, one of them had multiple bite wounds.
Our feeling is that they were fed live to the hounds. Investigators had to go in every night to retrieve and replace the camera memory cards.
The footage captured showed a fox cub yowling as it is removed from the back of a truck by a man using a noose. In May, a man was filmed taking two fox cubs, one at a time, into a corrugated metal shed which houses hunt hounds. He was later seen throwing the bodies into a nearby bin — where they were recovered by investigators.
The HIT spokeswoman added: We were horrified when we saw footage of the cubs dying. They must have faced hell when they were in that shed. It was a very difficult time for all the investigators because they had previously seen these cubs eye to eye. It is believed they will get post-mortems.
Two year-old men and a year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal. The three, from Hereford and Abergavenny, South Wales, were released on bail. The South Herefordshire Hunt confirmed it has suspended a paid huntsman but refused to comment further. The kennels have been closed while a probe is carried out. The Masters of Foxhounds Association has also launched an independent inquiry.
West Mercia Police confirmed today that a year-old man from Abergavenny was arrested on June 2 on suspicion of failing to prevent the causing of unnecessary suffering to an animal. He has been released on bail until a date in August. Last Friday, the Hereford Times reported that a man and a woman from Hereford were arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal. It is believed all horses and hounds have been moved elsewhere due to the ongoing police investigation.
The Hunt refused to comment when contacted by the Hereford Times this morning. West Mercia Police confirmed today a year-old man from Hereford and a year-old woman from Hereford were arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty.
The pair, who were arrested on May 28, have been released on bail until a date in August. West Mercia Police questioned a year-old man and a woman, aged 27, about suspected cruelty to foxes.
The hunt's kennels in Wormelow, near Hereford, have been closed and all horses and hounds moved elsewhere. A message on the Hunt's Facebook page says salaried staff have been suspended and an internal inquiry will begin.
The gates at the kennels are shut and nobody was on site earlier. West Mercia Police says the investigation is continuing. The man and the woman have since been released on bail. The saboteurs were staging a peaceful protest against the Cheldon Buckhounds, who were out with their hounds in South Molton, north Devon, say campaigners.
In order to escape the Hunting Act offence, the hunt is inescapably admitting indeed positively claiming a lack of control and hence the commission of an offence under the Road Traffic Act. This is in principle an unobjectionable behaviour in as far as the hounds are simply taken out for a run. If only hunting were replaced entirely by hound exercise! However, hounds need exercise every day and it must be a significant effort to put them in a van and drive them to somewhere safe to get this.
The question is, does the hunting exemption then apply? To repeat, the relevant language of the defence is emphasis added: The fact the hounds are used three times a week for hunting is of no relevance to the other four days of the week. There is no blanket exemption for foxhounds. When hounds are being taken out for exercise and use a road they must, like any other dog, be on a lead, or else an offence under Section 27 of the Road Traffic Act will be committed.
Some hunts are worse again and do not even bother to take the hounds to a field. Advice for Campaigners and the Public Convictions under the Road Traffic Act are distinctly second best to Hunting Act convictions, but given the difficulty of the latter, they represent a way forward in controlling the reckless behaviour of hunts.
So we offer two bits of advice; 1. If you are out early one morning hoping to catch your local hunt cubbing and only see them exercising their hounds on the local roads, dial and report them under S.