TITLE

History in the making

AUTHOR(S)
Gray, Jean
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Nursing Standard;4/13/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 31, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
This article reports that Hawthorne Court nursing home in Fareham, Hampshire, England, opened its doors to residents for the first time recently. The trend for the past 15 years has been for governments, Conservative or Labour, to seek private finance in public sector projects. Ministers from both parties have been keen to pursue private provision of one sort or another as a way of pushing up overall spending on health care in Great Britain. Hampshire has a large proportion of relatively better off people who pay their own care costs--60 per cent compared with 40 per cent nationally. Increased competition for a shrinking number of beds is making it hard to find places for those who rely on statutory support.
ACCESSION #
16810829

 

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