Fines from bank Libor rigging may be used to close hospital disability units

Fines from bank Libor rigging may be used to close hospital disability units
 

Ministers are giving qualified support to a report on Wednesday calling for £30m of bank fines to be used to kickstart a drive to close hospital units such as the one at the centre of the Winterbourne View scandal and move 2,600 people with learning disabilities or autism into alternative accommodation in the community.
The report from a review team set up by NHS England calls also for a new charter of rights for people with learning disabilities or autism, including a new right to challenge decisions about where they are sent to live.
Disability charities and campaigners welcomed the... read more

 
26 November 2014 in Health, Views: 32
Source: Guardian
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