BUPA calls for closer co-operation

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Following the recent reading of The Queen’s Speech, BUPA Care Services new managing director Mark Ellerby called on the Government for “long term commitment and appropriate levels of funding. “BUPA looks forward to hearing further details about the Government’s forthcoming legislation to support many of the commitments it made in the NHS plan,” Mr Ellerby said. “If you are frail and elderly you don’t want to worry about who is responsible for funding your care. You need the reassurance of knowing your needs come first. “I believe the creation of ‘care trusts’ provides us with a real opportunity to focus on the needs of the individual and do what’s best for them, in both the short and the longer term. By removing the dividing lines between health services and social care, we can be more creative and more responsive.” Mr Ellerby said the key to making care trusts work would be effective partnerships between purchasers and care home operators. “We care for more than 15,000 residents in our care homes. With long

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