Care UK has recently announced an ‘ambitious move’ to reduce the number of bed rails in its homes to reduce injuries.
“Care UK said that just 11% (350) of its 3308 beds now have bed rails in a bid to cut down the risk of harm to residents.”
If that is an indication of the height of Care UK’s ambition, I’ll go feed the donkey a doughnut!
And then, I’ll propose another ambition for Care UK, and one that would be of far greater value long-term: to guarantee and ensure that each and every home it ever opens – ostensibly to provide care for vulnerable elderly residents – will be fit for purpose from day one onwards.
That really would cut down the risk of harm to residents.