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.


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