Tuesday, February 08, 2005

A Look Into The Not So Distant Future

I'm posting the entire article because it is so short. Put this into the category of what happens when people aren't a priority.

Probe launched after disabled man found with maggots

The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) says disabled Tasmanians are not getting the standard of care they deserve because of a lack of resources.

The Health Complaints Commission (HCC) is investigating the case of an intellectually disabled man who was infested with maggots in a southern Tasmanian disability home a year ago.

Health Minister David Llewellyn says the situation was "totally unacceptable" and since then no people needing high-level care have been placed at the home.

CPSU spokesman Tom Lynch is not aware of the particular case but says it does highlight the demands workers in the sector are faced with.

"The investigation will reveal the exact circumstances in this case, but without adequate resources the community just can't expect they are going to get the services that they deserve," he said.

I keep saying that our priorities need to be people, then money, then things.


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