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On the face of it this seems a great deal for the voluntary sector and how they can provide help for the homeless, but the real truth is that it saves this government having to support the NHS! As in the long run they want to change our health service into a privatised and fee paying one ,for those that can afford it! This is similar to the US Healthcare system that was based on the amount of money you could afford to pay for your health insurance, that Obama has tried to wipe out! So the UK Government will lead its people down this path, providing contracts for the likes of Atos!
So watch this space because what is done today, is a blind and only those that look for the truth, will find out the real truth about how the taxpayers money is really being spent! As keeping people out of hospital and freeing up A & E looks good, but it allows other projects in a mess like the NHS Direct Number 111 and also other third-party contracts to thrive!
Enabling resources to be provided above the normal prices and below the standard the people who are ill should expect.
The story that comes to mind is the “Emperors New Clothes” and as we know the people was so scared of the Emperor they would not speak, as the Emperor had also been blinded by the truth of the tailors deception, but one poor and wide-eyed youth, saw the truth and spoke, these words out loud ” The Emperor Is Naked As Naked As He Was Born” then like all sheep the people agreed and they laughed and laughed!
Are you those people who are blind as it does not affect your life, or are you like the youth, that told it as it really is, or are you a sheep or a lamb!
Judge for yourself?
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Fifty two projects have been awarded a share of £10 million to make sure homeless people receive better help once they leave the hospital, Public Health Minister Anna Soubry announced today.
It is estimated that homeless people attend A&E up to six times more than people with a home – and that now 70 per cent of homeless people are discharged back onto the street without their housing or on-going care needs after hospital being properly addressed.
The projects are run by voluntary sector organisations who will work with the NHS and local government to make sure homeless people get the best possible support and care after they leave the hospital. This will help reduce the number of homeless people who are readmitted to hospital.
Some of the organisations receiving funding will provide:
- Specialist training for hospital staff on the needs of homeless people;
- Support to make sure their care continues after discharge;
- Teams to support homeless people find accommodation that takes into account their health needs; and
- 14 care beds for people discharged from hospital thanks to over £1million from the fund.
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Public Health Minister Anna Soubry said:
In today’s society, it is not acceptable that people are leaving hospital with no plans in place to discuss their ongoing care needs.
The £10 million we have awarded to these 52 projects will help stamp out the bad practice we know exists in some trusts when homeless people are discharged from hospital and make sure they have the support and care they need.
This Government is working hard to make every contact count, ensuring that homeless people have access to the help and support they need wherever they are – from the housing office to the hospital bed. Today’s funding, backed by a further £470 million Government investment in homelessness prevention, will reach people in need when they’re at their most vulnerable, getting them back on their feet more quickly, and saving local services the ongoing bills for repeat treatment.
Then he was replaced by a new minister!
Sometimes with a back-door in politics,evolves a plan,with the aim to change the promise made by a chancellor! This plan has been months in the making,and the next step is to remove the fence that has ringed the NHS funding for many a year, and it will shortly be dismantled! And with it all the promises made since the introduction of the ” Community Care Act” in 1990! It will be washed away “like throwing the baby out with the bath water,” and what a baby it is, having been nurtured since inception in 1948! So you ask what do l mean, well simply back in 1979 when Margaret Thatcher came to power, the rot set in and everyday since that time it carried the nails in its side (like Jesus, just waiting for the time of the next Conservative Government, to finish the job she started! Well her legacy of privatising the NHS is nearly realised, as various MPs gather to sound the death knell of our beloved, yet beleaguered health service! Leaving in its wake a disjointed, broken-up and battered organisation, ripe for the picking!Soon those nails so carefully placed by Margaret Thatcher will become so painful that we will be told by the chancellor, there is no choice the NHS cannot have guaranteed funding and it will slowly die on the cross of “#ProfitB4People and “Care In The Community” will be no more, unless you can afford to pay!!
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Six centre-Right policy institutes say it is “not sensible” to define some public services as “sacrosanct”, as two think-tanks favoured by Labour criticise the ring-fencing of funds for schools, health and international development.
NHS Job Shop: “Working for Health” in Kentish Town. Closed. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Centre for Policy Studies has claimed that Britain’s escalating compensation culture is “bleeding the health and education services dry”. A new report from the think-tank says that the number of legal claims against the NHS and schools after accidents or mistakes has reduced the quality of services rather than improving safety or accountability. It points to a series of cases where local councils have been forced to pay compensation to school pupils injured in its care and says that many schools will now not take pupils on trips in case they are sued if something goes wrong.
A report into the abuse scandal at the Winterbourne View Care Home in South Gloucestershire has found that the owners put profitability before humanity, leaving vulnerable patients “chronically under–protected”. The report also criticised the Care Quality Commission, police, social services and the NHS for failing to pick up warning signs about the treatment of patients. It concluded that they were collectively “unequal to the task” of detecting what was going on. Dr Margaret Flynn, who conducted the serious case review into the home, warned that the case showed how abuse could go undetected “when information about concerns, alerts, complaints, allegations and notifications are either unknown or scattered across agencies”. The Daily Telegraph Editorial calls for CQC to be reformed.