Commissioner meets older people on tour

South Wales Argus: Commissioner meets older people on tour Commissioner meets older people on tour

THE Older People’s Commissioner for Wales visited Pontypool, talking to older people about dignity and respect, before being interviewed for a local radio station.

The Commissioner, Sarah Rochira, was at the Widdershins Centre, Sebastopol, on the latest stop of her Engagement Roadshow, which travels across Wales to meet and speak with older people about the issues that matter most to them.

Ms Rochira talked to older people at the centre, which is run by Age Connects Torfaen, about issues including dignity and respect, as well as health and social care, before being interviewed on Able Radio, a station for people living with disabilities.

She said: “It was good to talk to people from Torfaen about their experiences of receiving hospital care and what they would like to be available for themselves and their loved ones while in hospital.

“Four years ago, my office published the Dignified Care Review, to drive change within the health service at all levels through a series of recommendations to Health Boards and the Welsh Government. Visits such as these help me assess if real change for older people is taking place.”

The visit formed part of the Commissioner’s Engagement Roadshow, which met with over 5,500 people at 180 events across Wales in 2013. For further details, visit www.olderpeoplewales.com.

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7:09pm Wed 21 May 14

Independentvoter says...

Do we need a commissioner for older people in Wales ???

Well Ms Rochira,

Your government has stopped feeding our pensioners by stopping the meals on wheels service for old people. Do you give a **** ? NO !

You have closed down our care homes and thrown out our old people with no where to go with some even suffering with dementia. Do you give a **** ? NO !

You have stopped care and support in the community and cancelled Direct Payments for carers. Do you give a **** ? NO !

So don't go around asking old people what their concerns are - YOU ARE THEIR CONCERN.

What are your wages ? Get a real job !!!!!!!
Do we need a commissioner for older people in Wales ??? Well Ms Rochira, Your government has stopped feeding our pensioners by stopping the meals on wheels service for old people. Do you give a **** ? NO ! You have closed down our care homes and thrown out our old people with no where to go with some even suffering with dementia. Do you give a **** ? NO ! You have stopped care and support in the community and cancelled Direct Payments for carers. Do you give a **** ? NO ! So don't go around asking old people what their concerns are - YOU ARE THEIR CONCERN. What are your wages ? Get a real job !!!!!!! Independentvoter
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8:12pm Wed 21 May 14

Independentvoter says...

Independentvoter wrote:
Do we need a commissioner for older people in Wales ???

Well Ms Rochira,

Your government has stopped feeding our pensioners by stopping the meals on wheels service for old people. Do you give a **** ? NO !

You have closed down our care homes and thrown out our old people with no where to go with some even suffering with dementia. Do you give a **** ? NO !

You have stopped care and support in the community and cancelled Direct Payments for carers. Do you give a **** ? NO !

So don't go around asking old people what their concerns are - YOU ARE THEIR CONCERN.

What are your wages ? Get a real job !!!!!!!
It's no wonder this country is in a financial mess - We have Commissioners for this and Commissioners for that. What do they do ?

It's getting like the Royal Gwent Hospital where money is just thrown down the drain without anyone speaking up about it.

Why do we fork out Tens of Thousands of Pounds each year to have a Manager for Anaesthetics and then we WASTE tens of thousands of pounds more by paying for a Director for Anaesthetics in the same department. Surely one person can manage that department ? Apparently not so !

Do we need or more importantly can we afford to keep funding these Directors ?

If we got rid of all these unwanted Commissioners, Directors and managers - do you know much we could save in Wales ?

The figures would absolutely shock you !
[quote][p][bold]Independentvoter[/bold] wrote: Do we need a commissioner for older people in Wales ??? Well Ms Rochira, Your government has stopped feeding our pensioners by stopping the meals on wheels service for old people. Do you give a **** ? NO ! You have closed down our care homes and thrown out our old people with no where to go with some even suffering with dementia. Do you give a **** ? NO ! You have stopped care and support in the community and cancelled Direct Payments for carers. Do you give a **** ? NO ! So don't go around asking old people what their concerns are - YOU ARE THEIR CONCERN. What are your wages ? Get a real job !!!!!!![/p][/quote]It's no wonder this country is in a financial mess - We have Commissioners for this and Commissioners for that. What do they do ? It's getting like the Royal Gwent Hospital where money is just thrown down the drain without anyone speaking up about it. Why do we fork out Tens of Thousands of Pounds each year to have a Manager for Anaesthetics and then we WASTE tens of thousands of pounds more by paying for a Director for Anaesthetics in the same department. Surely one person can manage that department ? Apparently not so ! Do we need or more importantly can we afford to keep funding these Directors ? If we got rid of all these unwanted Commissioners, Directors and managers - do you know much we could save in Wales ? The figures would absolutely shock you ! Independentvoter
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