Conference reflects care sector’s healthy image

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

As always the annual Laing & Buisson Long Term Care Conference attracted a good crowd of serious executives from both providers and suppliers to the industry (well done, Royal Bank of Scotland – your many delegates surely deserved a significant discount). The current healthy image of the sector was reflected in the new coffee-break refreshments on offer – gone were yesteryear’s cholesterol-laden biscuits and muffins to be replaced by fruit, more fruit and low-fat yoghurt. At its exhibition stand, Barclays Bank took the healthy image theme further by offering delagates complimentary complementary therapy in the form of Shiatsu chair massages, Indian head massages and the like. First up was Kathryn Hudson, the newly appointed director for social care at the Department of Health (DoH) – the person said to be responsible for the recently published White Paper “Our Health, Our Care, Our Say”. Ms Hudson has a pleasant, engaging style but, like others before her from the DoH, she claims to have visited c

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