Nursing facilities have been underfunded for so long that any cut threatens a large-scale collapse of the system, because cuts threaten the ability of nursing home operators to service their debts, management fees, and returns to investors.

A medical and humanitarian crisis IS HERE, not coming, but HERE.

The private equity limpets who control the vast majority of care homes in the UK have been increasing the fees of their privately funded residents to continue to fund their debts, management fees, and returns to investors. Take away these add-ons and the money provided by local councils would be sufficient to meet costs.

Those that have bought into the line that cutbacks to funding have produced a crisis where hundreds of nursing homes are soon to be closed to state funded residents are ignoring the underlying political determinant – care given over to debt-infested limpets of capitalism was never going to succeed for state funded residents, who are like passengers on a train who are thrown onto the tracks to make way for more wealthy passengers, who, in turn, are jettisoned when their money runs dry.

It is all a disgusting mess created by the political idolators of the neoliberal god of profit.

Those who comment on health care, whether charities or BBC journalists, merely decribe the crisis which IS HERE, not coming, but HERE. They do not court controvery by analysing causation, for to do so would threaten their government funding and salaries. They wish to appear on tv chat shows and sit on government-run committees.

The whole debate surrounding the future of health care, whether within the NHS, home care, or nursing home sectors, is conducted within a framework of apolitical cowardice. Countless reports highlight deficiencies without decrying the system that created them.

Eject capitalism from health care.

Nationalise all care homes that cater for state funded residents. Install audio-camera devices to eradicate disgusting levels of abuse.

Throw onto the tracks the blood-sucking limpets that have attached themselves to the NHS.

Stop deliberately underfunding the NHS so as to ‘prove’ it does not work, and use this as an excuse to feed it to  blood-sucking limpets.



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About leninnightingale

A nurse who for decades challenged the nursing establishment, echoing the voices of the silent many- the downtrodden nurses, students, care assistants, patients, and relatives that the 'system' overlooks. This site will present issues that many fear to engage in, prefering to believe what they are told by the Government's 'Ministry of Truth' (i.e. 'Lies').
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  1. So true, I have worked in many care homes in different part of the country and seen the owners/shareholders grow very rich on the proceeds. care should be nationalised for everyone to benefit. I do like “Throw onto the tracks the blood-sucking limpets that have attached themselves to the NHS” that would affect a lot of politicians who are feeding from the trough
    Only one provider who is a ‘Not For Profit’ elderly residential care homes in the north east is areal provider. Her homes are beautiful, the staff are paid more than the average and are happy, there is enough staff to give the care and meet the residents needs.
    If only all care homes were like that!

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