Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Minister should lose 43% of salary

Auntie Beeb reports that the Government has missed its own deadline to compensate patients who were wrongly denied fully-funded NHS care. Only 57% of cases had been resolved three months after the deadline.
Sandra Gidley, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for older people, called on Mr Ladyman to accept only 57% of his salary.

She said: "Stephen Ladyman's complacency beggars belief.

"The government wholly underestimated how many cases would need to be assessed. This shows that the Department of Health has no idea of the extent of the problem.

[...]

"Britain's elderly should receive free personal care, unrestricted by discriminatory criteria."

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