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Care Homes and Hospices in Wales may Be Subjected to Regular Inspections

by Rajashri on  July 2, 2008 at 2:23 PM Senior Health News   - G J E 4
 Care Homes and Hospices in Wales may Be Subjected to Regular Inspections
New proposals by All-Wales Palliative Care Planning Group call for regular inspections of care homes and hospices.
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The report says that core-funded multi-disciplinary teams including social workers and welfare support workers must work together in order to achieve better partnerships between health and social services.

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Some of the other proposals mooted include 24-hour helpline and "24/7 specialist support and advice" for people who have a life-limiting condition. It also says that although care in most home sis good, there is a necessary to frame a standard to overcome staff shortages.

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Edwina Hart is due to respond to the report before the Welsh Assembly.

Source: Medindia
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