Most people will be aware that problems have arisen in geriatric care and more particularly in the area of residential nursing care. Undercover media teams have been exposing shocking abuse and neglect.
However we want to make sure that the public is aware of some of the reasons for poor care that is not commonly reported.
We want to highlight three simple changes that would give us a care system worthy of it’s name:
- Get rid of zero hours contracts for care workers
- Introduce a proper “whistle blowers charter”
- Establish reasonable minimum staffing ratios