Heywood sums it up
In just five minutes of summing-up at the conclusion of the annual conference of the English Community Care Association (ECCA), Four Seasons Healthcare chief executive Tony Heywood gave succinct voice to sentiments undoubtedly shared by many of the delegates.
My Heywood said that, while it had been refreshing to hear care services minister Ivan Lewis demonstrate that he comprehended the issues, the sector needed to see some delivery by government.
“The Green Paper on funding is just a delaying tactic,” said Mr Heywood.
“We have already had a Royal Commission on funding, which is the highest level of enquiry you can have, we have had the work done by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and we have had the King’s Fund report by Sir Derek Wanless. The sector has issues that need addressing now – we are likely to have had an election before the Green Paper comes out, it’s very frustrating for providers.”
Mr Heywood played down the minister’s call for more