Trust ‘masking truth’ - union

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THE Southern Health and Social Care Trust (SHCT) and Health and Social Care Board are “masking the truth” with their reasons for residential care home closures, UNISON Head of Bargaining and Representation Anne Speed has said.

“The Trust is masking the truth with these closures” said Anne Speed.

“They accepted a sham public consultation led by the HSCB in which the residents themselves were not asked where they wanted to live. As a result, elderly residents will be evicted from their homes with the private sector waiting in the wings to take them on”.

“The Trust is now acting as a passageway for the private sector. The Health Committee needs to scrutinise these decisions.”