Yesterday's blog mentioned that BUPA's Amerind Grove Nursing Home promoted itself as a car boot sale venue with an enormous banner outside its front gates. After a damning CQC report in March 2011, BUPA managers and Bristol City Council chiefs had assured residents and local people its care standards would improve. Seeing a car boot sale banner, along with many long hours, minimum wage job ads for untrained care workers at Amerind Grove raised concerns that quality care might not be as genuinely valued as claimed.
This morning . . . the banner has gone, disappeared, it is no more!
. . . it would be great if staff receive a pay rise just as swiftly