Thursday, 24 June 2010

Gibson comments on care homes protest

News release
Immediate release

Commenting on the protests against the Liberal Democrat, Labour and Independent council administration proposals to shelve a promise to build five replacement care homes for the elderly in the Highlands including one In Tain, Highlands and Islands SNP.

MSP Rob Gibson said...

"The value of council owned and run care homes is deeply felt. I welcome the huge response to a petition to save Duthac House in Tain. It already boasts far more signatures than at the last emergency in 2006."

"The Care commission has given a score of 5 out of 6 to the existing home. Only lack of en suite rooms and some minor paint issues stopped top marks. On that basis people in Easter Ross want a guarantee from the council that it will invest when appropriate and provide security for the residents as a council owned facility with wide community support."


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