Colin Angel, policy director for UKHCA says he would like to see ‘ home care providers who have not done so thinking urgently about developing their private care business, to avoid relying too heavily on local authority fees, which are unlikely to improve in coming years’.
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Head of the NHS Commissioning Board, Sir David Nicholson told The Independent that he likened the current plight of elderly patients in hospitals to the "national scandals" resulting from the treatment of mental health patients in large asylums in the 1960s and 1970s, and committed the NHS to massive expansion of community care.
"If you think about the average general hospital now, something like 40 per cent of the patients will have some form of dementia," he said. "They are very bad places for old, frail people. We need to find alternatives."
Plans to expand community treatment are likely to lead to the closure of some hospital facilities and the concentration of services in a smaller number of large, highly specialised centres.
(Source: The Independent 21st January)
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