RNHA slams Wirral


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

Wirral Council has been accused of using ‘bully boy’ tactics that could damage the care and well-being of older people in its area.

The Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) has condemned an ultimatum from Wirral Council that will compel local independent and voluntary sector care homes to accept an immediate 1.3% cut in the level of fees the local authority was paying last year to cover the cost of 24-hour care provided by those homes to older people.

The damage is compounded, the RNHA claims, by the fact that Wirral Council is not only backdating the cut to the beginning of April but is also repudiating a contract it had with local care homes to increase their funding for 2009/10 in line with the retail price index.





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