Anstead warns of funding ‘chaos’

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

Four Seasons Healthcare chief executive Hamilton Anstead has warned that coming changes to funding responsibilities for nursing care in care homes will cause “chaos” around the country due to insufficient time being made available for arrangements to be finalised. Speaking at Laing & Buisson1s annual long term care conference in March, Mr Anstead told more than 260 delegates of his deep concern over the arrangements for the funding of care. The funding of the nursing care of about 88,000 residents of care homes providing nursing care who are receiving care from a registered nurse transferred from local authorities to the NHS from April 1. Mr Anstead said guidance on the new arrangements had only been issued to local authorities and primary care trusts on 12 March, giving insufficient time for social services departments, primary care trusts and care home operators to ensure necessary arrangements were in place by April 1. Included within the guidance is reference to a “Model B” contract to be used in areas wh

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