Monday, June 27, 2005

Nursing a grievance

Visited a local nursing home this morning - main problem was the incongruous situation whereby local councils appear to be happy to keep people in hospital (for the cost of an extra £700 a week) rather than pay an extra tenner a week to the nursing home.

Am taking this up but we also discussed problems around staffing and the impact of any bed closures at local hospitals on the nursing home sector.

Sometimes feel that these sessions are a bit like therapy because people are usually happier after being given a chance to get things off their chest.