Welsh Health Minister: care homes ‘unlikely to survive’ a Labour restructuring

Vaughan Gething MS, the Welsh Health Minister, told a meeting of the Co-Operative party that some care homes were ‘unlikely to survive’ a restructuring by the Welsh Labour government.

In the meeting, focussed on delivering a Co-operative agenda for health and social care in Wales, Gething discussed his ambition for partial state ownership of private social care in Wales.

Aside from restructuring care home ownership, Gething also stated that he would ‘welcome the opportunity’ not to discuss ‘performance measures’ in relation to social care.

The adult social care industry, which employs 80,000 people in Wales (Integrated Care Fund), has previously faced calls for nationalisation by former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the 2017 general election, which was subsequently lost by Labour.

To read a Backbencher’s contribution on ‘care pensions’, perhaps the way ahead for social care, click here.



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