Plymouth social services care is on the brink of collapse?


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

Social services manager for Plymouth City Council Jim Graham has warned that the residential care system in the city is near to collapsing. In an interview with local media Mr Graham said the situation was now so bad that the city was in danger of running out of care home beds for elderly people discharged from hospital. He said this could mean that Derriford Hospital, the main hospital in the city, could be unable to meet targets to beat bed blocking. “The market is in collapse and hospital discharge figures are not going to be delivered,” he told journalists. Mr Graham called for a system of financial protection of care homes to help them stay in business. authorities standards closures news Bradford home may close Caring Times, December 2001 Bradford¹s only care home catering for elderly south Asian residents faces possible closure because of a high refurbishment bill. Milton House needs work costing up to £1 million to meet new national standards according to a local authority report. Officers say the m





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