Thursday, 23 September 2010

The Air That We Breathe

What have we become?  How cold and indifferent to the suffering of others can we be?

When did cost override the need for care?  How would the NHS cope without these hidden, ignored carers who exist quietly and proudly (but unrewarded for the effort that they do) in our society?

Why should NED have to plead his case for  his sons oxygen?

It is a disgrace!

Anna G

3 comments:

Neil80 said...

It is an absolute outrage. Problem is as Ned points out it's all down to contracting-out. The economics of contracting out never work anyone just needs to take a look at res. care to see the future more contracting out and such 'virtual-councils' will mean for services. The economic fact is that the standard of care cannot rise above the point where profit ceases to be made. Forget the ethos of public service if something is not profitable we can all forget it.

Hypercryptical said...

Thanks for your comment Neil80.

You have described the problem perfectly. Contracting out can only have negative effects as as you rightly point out "The ecomonic fact is that the standard of care cannot rise above the point where profit ceases to be made. Care cannot be purchased, it must exist in its own right.

Downward spiral, I think.

Anna.

ned ludd carer said...

It's reassuring to find people in the outside world find these things unacceptable. As a carer it's very easy to get isolated and not be sure you aren't just being unreasonable.
Thanks for airing this.
Ned Ludd, carer