The care conundrum

Why care homes are not the magic bullet that will fix the NHS

by Margaret Taylor, 16 February 2023

“It is a situation many families will recognise, and is hardly surprising given the sharp fall in the number of nursing homes operating across Scotland in recent years. Public Health Scotland’s care home census shows that in March 2000 there were over 1,600 residential homes in Scotland, the vast majority (1,059) catering for the elderly. By March last year the total number had dropped by a third to just over 1,000.”

Read this full description of the care home market in Scotland at…

Holyrood source:,the-care-conundrum-why-care-homes-are-not-the-magic-bullet-that-will-fix-the-nhs

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