Christine Adams’ diary

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

|A former care home opwner documents the heartbreak of closure| In the spring of this year, Christine Adams made a decision to close St Camillus nursing home in Swansea. Christine, and her late husband Peter – former chair of RNHA in Wales – are well known faces in the care sector, having looked after some of South West Wales1s most vulnerable people for more than 20 years. With the loss of 48 jobs and the uprooting of 36 residents, she describes her home1s closure as the hardest decision of her life. While her decision was personal, the uncertainty felt by Christine is something many people in the care sector will understand. While her heartache was private, the closure affected a community of residents, relatives and staff. On behalf of Care Forum Wales – which is lobbying for changes in funding to the sector through a Fair Price for Care – Christine kept a diary of her emotions following the announcement . . . Saturday, April 17 I couldn1t put it off any longer so today I wrote to residents, relatives, sta

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