A crisis meeting to resolve fee levels in Scottish nursing homes
ended in deadlock this week. Scottish Care – the umbrella body
representing the majority of nursing homes in Scotland – rejected
an offer of an extra £4-£6 per patient per week during a
meeting with the Scottish executive and the Convention of Scottish
Scottish Care had said it needed an extra £50 per week to
meet increasing care costs.
Cosla is to consult with individual councils and the executive
over proposals discussed at the meeting. In addition, the executive
said a working group would be set up to look at calculating
realistic care fees in the future.
Meanwhile, nursing home-owners in Devon have extended their
deadline to evict residents, prompted by last week’s local
government elections and further negotiations with Devon