Record rages at dementia neglect, as care reports gets widespread PR in Scotland
Thursday, June 4th, 2009
on behalf of Care Inspectorate
Hard-hitting tabloid, the Daily Record, has carried a full page expose of failings in Scottish care system faced by dementia patients.
The powerful article, reporting the findings of an expert Care Commission report, was headlined: Drugged, neglected and failed by carers”.
It goes on to say: “Old folk with dementia are being secretly drugged in Scots care homes to make them easier to control.”
Meanwhile the article also reveals other key findings of the report, Remember, I’m Still Me, published jointly by the Care Commission and the Mental Welfare Commission after unannounced inspections of 30 care homes.
Extensive column inches in the Record is part of the widespread coverage achieved by Edinburgh-based media relations expert Holyrood Partnership,which provides PR in Scotland for the Care Commission.