Cllr Jillian Creasy said, “The PCT says it can’t find the money to fund nursing staff at Birch Avenue and Woodland View Care Homes. This flies in the face of claims by the Coalition government that the NHS is not under threat with no cuts to front line services. Surely good nursing care for frail elderly people should be a top priority? This is a clear case where putting commissioning in the hands of GPs is not going to help. They do not have the money or direct responsibility for long-term nursing care of elderly people in residential homes.
Closure of Care Homes
16th April 2011