Presenter Kirstie Allsopp criticizes hospitals for ‘too slow and unthinkable’

TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp has criticized hospitals for being ‘too slow and unthinkable’ in the way they handle visitors during an interview on LBC’s Tonight with Andrew Marr

Kirstie Allsopp has described the hospitals as'extremely slow and unimaginably slow' in the way they handle visitors.
Kirstie Allsopp has described the hospitals as ‘extremely slow and unimaginably slow’ in the way they handle visitors.

TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp launched a scathing attack on hospital visitor policy on Thursday, describing some cases as ‘extremely slow and inconceivable’. How service delivery has been handled since the Covid-19 pandemic.

In an interview on LBC’s Tonight with Andrew Marr, the 50-year-old criticized what she believes are inconsistencies across the country that have led to unnecessary pressure on her family.

The Locations, Locations, Locations star indicates a key issue related to ‘designated guests’, whereby residents in some locations only have to choose one or two family members for the duration of their stay their institute.

She added that if a designated guest is unable to attend, they will feel ‘horrible’, which will only lead to extra stress.

Kirstie Allsopp is not happy with the contradictions between UK hospitals


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She added that some visitation policies are putting unnecessary pressure on families


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She explains that situations like these are ‘divisive’ for families and potentially exhausting for single designated family members.

When asked by presenter Marr, 62, about the hospital’s visit policy, Kirstie said: “I think they’ve been too slow and unthinkable.

“I think that’s because there are hospitals that have regular visits, obviously not free for all, hospitals that aren’t Disneyland, you know, two bed visitors is quite enough, and 11 am to 8 pm, no. stay too long.

“It all makes sense. But if many, many hospitals can do it, there’s no data to support those that don’t.”

Kirstie, who is currently campaigning and visiting hospitals around the country against these internal regulations added: “I don’t want to name the hospitals here, but there are hospitals around the country that have the the difference is huge, like I said, some hospitals where you can only visit by appointment or worse.

“They have a system called ‘intent visit.’ Obviously, as you know, if someone had a stroke or was delirious after surgery or received bad news and had to have urgent surgery, they would be very upset. shock and familiar faces. medically important.”

Kirstie spoke on LBC’s Tonight with Andrew Marr


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Kirstie ended her interview with advice for those struggling with the rules around visiting loved ones.

“If you’re having a hard time reaching out to a family member, see the guidance. NHS England has said you should be allowed and visitors are important,” she explained.

“If your local hospital doesn’t do that, you really need to contact PALS (Patient Liaison and Counseling Services) and speak up about it.”

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