Ladyman lambasted for ‘banged-up’ comments

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

Junior health minister Dr Stephen Ladyan has come under fire for repeating his comments about elderly people being “banged-up” in care homes. Responding to a Parliamentary question from Peter Luff, Conservative MP for Mid-Worcestershire, Dr Ladyman said the Government wanted people to be able to choose where they spent their retirement, while the Conservatives wanted everyone to be “banged up” in a care home. Mr Luff said he was saddened by the minister1s tone and his slur on care homes. “I don1t want to Å’bang up1 older people – I just want Worcestershire and other councils to be able to offer the best package of services to each and every elderly person who needs their help,” said Mr Luff. “I am writing to the minister to ask him to apologise and to urge him once again to take up the fight for fairer funding for care homes.” Conservative health spokesman Simon Burns MP said Dr Ladyman had shown the Government1s contempt for the elderly yet again by echoing the words of his former boss, Alan Milburn, and sta

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