NCHA calls for compensation

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

On the same day the Department of Health released the consultation document on National Required Standards, the National Care Homes Association (NCHA) called on the Government to put together a compensation package for care home proprietors who may be put out of business through inability to comply with standards on minimum room sizes. NCHA chairman Barry Hartley said his organisation had conducted a 10-year campaign for national care standards, and that it was pleased that the Department of Health had now agreed. “We are, however, concerned that the thrust of the Department’s comments in the consultation paper refers to spatial requirements and not quality care outcomes,” Mr Hartley said. “One of our prime reasons for wanting national standards was to ensure a system which measured those things which are important, rather than those things that can easily be measured. We are disappointed that standards have not been developed which relate to individual personal quality of care. “The concentration on room siz

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