DoH attacked for ‘snail’s pace’ review process

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

The Shadow Health Minister has criticised the government in the wake of the Health Service Ombudsman’s annual report, published in July. Simon Burns said: “It is no surprise that the Ombudsman’s annual report highlights the ongoing issue of NHS funding for the continuing care of elderly and disabled people as an area where there is considerable room for improvement. Despite the warnings last summer from the Ombudsman that there were likely to be large numbers of people affected by this issue and that the Department of Health would need to provide adequate support and guidance, the report clearly states that they have not done so. “The whole process is being carried out at a snail’s pace. That is wrong.”

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