The question " Is the Social care and health industry on the 'brink of collapse'
Well according to a report by the public-sector union Unison published today it is .
This all steams from the Southern Cross debacle
Unison said that Southern Cross other companies in the sector have financial difficulties, and that if they went under, taxpayers would have to pick up the bill , yet the DOH (The Department of Health ) denies that financial issues had undermined the long standing care system.
Four Seasons, was also in trouble according to the Unison report and they use the phrase "the two providers were clinging on by their fingernails".
Four Seasons chief executive Dr Pete Calveley said the company was in "a robust financial position and is certainly not in any difficulties" and a quick look at the figures to tend to confirm Dr Calveley view
I personally think its high time people stopped using care and social health as a political football and as a cheap way of scoring points , in the end its the SERVICE USERS/CARERS that suffer NO ONE ELSE !!
So come on Unions , HMG , private companies less gas bagging and some firm robust co operative action to ensure long term stability in health and social care .