The weather may be getting brighter

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

|By Richard Hawkins, editor-in-chief| As a publisher, eager to encourage your readers in difficult times, it is tempting ­ and very easy ­ to report a dawn before the sun has actually made its long-awaited appearance. I believe, though, that it is at last appropriate to report a faint tinge in the eastern sky. There are many and different reasons for this belief, but one of the most compelling but difficult to analyse is the reappearance of the Œfeelgood factor¹. Like the shy gazelle in the African bush this factor is still more absent than present, but its appearances are becoming more frequent. One of the places it made its appearance is at the recent CareExpo, the annual one-stop exhibition and conferences for the long term care sector (see pages 20-23). Visitors were unquestionably in better heart than last year and exhibitors reported that they had brought larger cheque books with them. Of the more measured reasons for optimism, the extent of corporate activity is encouraging. NHP seems well out of t

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