Reeling under the cosh of unremitting change


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

No wonder home owners are feeling unsettled, says BOB FERGUSON, when they are constantly buffeted by the products of impulsive, vacillating and often thoroughly inconsiderate policy making.

History, it has been said, is “just one darn thing after another”. Care home owners may consider that is also a pretty accurate description of the here and now in their industry. It was the wearing effects of endemic change on provider confidence that came to mind some months ago when I learned of the latest example of capricious thinking to emerge from the Department of Health (DoH). Officials were preparing for a two-stage implementation of modifications to minimum standards, the first of which, believe it or not, would have saddled the sector with a temporary set for little more than a year. As if the withdrawal of weekly bin collections wasn’t enough.


Print


News roundup



Latest blog posts

Care homes discounted in end of life care

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I am sure that we all want those who we care for to experience ‘a good death’ when the time...

Perhaps I’m ‘app’athetic

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I’ve got an app in my toolbox that allows me to bang-in nails – I call it a hammer. I’ve...

Fond memories of long distance discomfort

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

The Ford Anglia, the earliest models of which were built in 1939, was a great car for a small family;...