Shock toll of 5-minute care visits: Hundreds of thousands of elderly suffer ‘drive-bys’ as stretched councils tell staff not to waste time making conversation | Daily Mail Online

Based upon latest evidence from the Daily Mail, one wonders if the UK is still a caring society? This is a must read article. Check it out!

via Shock toll of 5-minute care visits: Hundreds of thousands of elderly suffer ‘drive-bys’ as stretched councils tell staff not to waste time making conversation | Daily Mail Online.

The elderly are rejected in hospitals and ignored at home. Is this ‘Cameron’s Care’?

With more savage cuts promised from the Tories if they win the general election, the Tories need to be careful of  losing votes from elderly people.

Any thoughts on ‘UK care’ as an election issue?

 

One response

  1. This article via Dr Alf starts from the false premise that the UK ever was a “caring society”.

    I am old enough to remember countless elderly people being bullied into signing over their homes by their children and then being put into homes where they typically died within 3 years.

    My former neighbour’s elderly mother an Irishwoman was put into the old Fairfield Hospital in Arlesey ,Bedfordshire when I was a boy of 10.

    That hospital was originally a lunatic asylum built in Victorian Times.

    The old woman deteriorated,became depressed and then went mad and within 2 years was dead.My late mother and father were her only visitors before the the body was taken by the local funeral director.

    Today ,local authorities with less than 32% worker productitivity and wasteful working practices continue to mismanage Adult Social Care and are now creating E-BAY style auctions to lower care costs which give rise to 15 minute and now 5 minute care visits.

    People wishing to to to improve care quality really ought to do it themselves as my sister and I did for my late father whilst working wherever possible and local authoriities need to reduce in number to 15 for the whole of the UK with no districts,boroughs,City Councils,mid county councils and unitary authorities

    Until i see this level of reform and cost cutting in local authorities the Government should challenge this bogus narrative of “savage cuts”and take local authorities and the trades unions to task and impose meaningful reform on them.

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