Severe negligence occurring in elderly care homes has been uncovered as a widespread national issue, according to numerous media reports.
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Manchester City Council cuts: Mental health, homeless and children in care targeted as options in clawback of £59m
Manchester City Council revealed details this morning of options available to address a funding shortfall of £59million citywide.
Mental health petition: More kids will DIE if government don’t ‘step up’, claims heartbroken Hyde mum
A heartbroken Hyde mother whose 17-year-old daughter took her own life last year has called on the government to ‘step up’ and tackle mental health issues, warning ‘if they don’t change the law soon then inevitably it’s going to happen again’.
A Salford student nurse who spent his childhood in care has raised almost £2,000 for the NSPCC – after taking on a series of the most gruelling obstacle courses in the country.
Bunny bother: Number of abandoned rabbits at ‘crisis’ point in Manchester – while others ‘cruelly kept in cages’
There are 1.7million rabbits kept as pets in the UK – often because they are seen as a cheap and easy pet – yet most are not getting the attention they deserve.
‘Hospitals are dangerously full of old people’: Leigh MP Andy Burnham slams Jeremy Hunt over strained NHS care
The Shadow Health Secretary warned that cuts to services and a ‘collapse’ in social care have left hospitals struggling to function effectively.
Right to die: UK rejection of assisted suicide law is ‘understandable but sad’, says Salford Uni professor
A Salford University professor has spoken out in support of patients’ right to die following last week’s news that euthanasia and assisted suicide will not be legalised in the UK.
A heroic Israeli doctor who has saved more than 57,000 lives is flying to Manchester in order to help women struggling to make decisions regarding abortion.
You only die once: LGBT community urged to discuss final wishes with loved ones for Dying Matters week
Manchester’s Lesbian and Gay Foundation are urging people to talk about death and end of life issues in the run up to Dying Matters Awareness Week.
An inspection conducted by the Care Quality Commission, found that patients were ‘not protected from the risk of abuse, because the provider had not taken reasonable steps to identify the possibility of abuse and prevent abuse from happening’.