IHA voices reservations

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

The Independent Healthcare Association (IHA), while welcoming the delivery by the Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA) of national required standards to the Department of health, has said it has real reservations about a number of the standards. IHA chief executive Barry Hassell said his association welcomed the CPA’s report in the hope that a full and extensive consultation with independent residential care and nursing homes could now be carried out. “IHA supports the development of national standards to allow a consistency of approach in regulating all homes throughot England and Wales,” Mr Hassell said. “But such standards need to be agreed between residents and their relatives, regulators, providers and funders to ensure that they are realistic, enforceable and improve quality of life. IHA has real reservations that some of the standards presented by the CPA do not meet these criteria.” The association’s executiove director of community care Ann Mackay said the IHA would will work with other care home associ

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