Data revealed from Freedom of Information requests show across Scotland NHS boards are at present trying to claw back £1,148,308 for the cost of treating foreign patients.
A number of boards revealed large debts ranging from about £3,000 to more than £78,000 for treating a single patient.
From The Shropshire Alcohol Strategy 2013-2016 Consultation Document - It is estimated that alcohol misuse costs the economy in England up to £25 billion per year and in a community of 100,000 people, each year:
From 1 April 2013, all patients in acute inpatient hospital wards and A&E departments across the country will be offered the opportunity to complete a ‘Friends and Family Test’.
On leaving hospital, or within 48 hours of discharge, patients will be asked the following question:
"How likely are you to recommend our ward/A&E department to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?"
Follow-up questions will be asked to find out the reason for their answer.
Answer : A good place to start would be to contact The English Federation of Disability Sport. Established in 1998 it is the national body which seeks to improve and increase the opportunities in sport to people with a disability. It is estimated that in the UK less than two in ten disabled people engage in sport and the Federation along with other associated bodies, would like to see this statistic increase.
Their web site is: www.efds.co.uk
Pay rates for live-in carers on Gumtree this week:
Care agency offering £80-100.00 per day
Care agency offering £65-129.00 per day
Private position offering £500.00 per week.
A potential live-in carer was interviewed in Hampshire.
Client monitoring visits have taken place in Hertfordshire and a client review in Norfolk.
A new Information Sheet "Try to Eliminate the Risk of Fire in an Older Person’s Home" can be downloaded from our new Information Sheets page or can be sent by email if preferred.
Presentation "Community Care 1601 – 2013" given to a Rotary Meeting this week.
Nell has two main live-in carers on her rota, one of whom first met Nell in October 2008 and her second one in January 2009.
"Re. the courses for carers, depending on where the lady lives, several Carer support organisations, Derbyshire Carers being one of them, do run some free courses for carers so she would be advised to contact her local group to find out what they offer. They will also give her support and info on carer services in the area."
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Angela Gifford, Director
Able Community Care Ltd.