We can improve care if govt provides a clear and coherent strategy, and genuine desire to
As the abused patients of Winterbourne View hit the headlines again, with Panorama (BBC, 29th Oct 2012) claiming some have been subjected to abuse in their new home, and programme after programme highlighting the poor standards of care older people receive, is’nt it time for all of us to do more than be ‘shocked’ and ‘horrified’?
ITV presented another programme (Exposure, 24th Oct) outlining the poor standards of care some older people receive, along with problems in regulation. What a dismal vision of how we care for older people in this country. However, its not just older people the care system is failing. On Monday (29th Oct 2102) Panorama will expose the further abuse of those adults who were removed from Winterbourne View, who have now been subjected to abuse in their new home!
At the heart of the problem is a culture of indifference, from not just some of those…
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