Tom Burgner dies after short illness


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

Many tributes have been made to senior civil servant Tom Burgner, who died in July, aged 69, after a short illness. Well known and respected throughout the long term care sector, Mr Burgner was commissioned by the last Conservative Government to report on future regulation of social services. He also headed the investigation into poor care and malpractice in some care homes in Buckinghamshire which resulted in “The Independent Longcare Inquiry”. Tom Burgner had recently been appointed to the board of the newly-formed National Care Standards Commission (NCSC)and was vice-chairman of the Relatives and Residents Association since 1996. His dedication to this association is marked by a thoughtful article he wrote about the role of the NCSC, completing it just a couple of weeks before his death.





Comments are closed.


Latest blog posts

Time for a ten dollar answer

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

Ernest Hemingway was known for his minimalist style and he used to pooh-pooh what he called “ten-dollar” words. Not to...

Lacking capacity

By guest blogger JEF SMITH

A friend of mine diagnosed with cancer – now, happily, treated – was asked how he could possibly have missed the...

Care homes – understated examples of tasteful design

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

Dozens of recently-built care homes are material proof that it is perfectly possible to design aesthetically pleasing buildings and put...