The names of places where the most vulnerable in society are cared for belies the reality of ‘care’ for many, names like ‘Winterbourne View’ and ‘Hillcroft’ are inaccurate and misleading, ‘Guantanamo Bay View’ might be more representative of the care some will receive
Yet more dismal headlines, again! This time it’s Hillcroft Nursing Home, it’s a simliar story to many others, elderly people in care home abused by staff. Am I shocked ……. sadly no. What I am shocked at is the complacency of this government on this issue.
In 2010 the Royal Medical Colleges concluded inadequate hospital care for older people condemed many to death. In 2011 The Health Service Ombudsman suggested the NHS was inflicting pain and suffering on older people, and was indifferent to older people. In 2012 Bingham suggested the treatment of older people in care is now so bad in many cases it meets…
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