Southend Save NHS Campaign uncovers new NHS-funded scheme to accommodate hospital patients in spare rooms in a bid to cut costs

Frankly beggars belief.

Certainly the Working Class could take care of our own as we did for centuries – if we didn’t have to waste our lives slaving for the bloody bourgeoisie!

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Media Release from Save Southend NHS campaign – Weds 25th October 2017

The Save Southend NHS campaign group has today raised serious concerns in the HSJ about a new privately-run enterprise called Care Rooms (www.carerooms.com) – an Airbnb style company which places discharged NHS patients in people’s spare rooms.

Through Care Rooms, the NHS pays private home owners “with no care experience’ up to £1000 per month to host patients who still require some medical support and would normally be in a hospital setting for the rest of their recovery or awaiting a place in an intermediate care or residential facility.

The supposed aim is to reduce the number of patients remaining in hospital, or other care settings, for the duration of their recovery. As a result, potentially vulnerable people may end up in unsuitable accommodation and being cared for people who have little training. The scheme also doesn’t appear…

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