GSD ‘offering nothing new’ on Care Agency claims, says government

Opposition call for a Care Quality Commission to be set up in Gibraltar


THE GSD is offering ‘nothing new’ with regards to its claims over subcontracted care agency staff, the government has said.

The opposition had claimed the Care Agency was ‘haemorrhaging staff’ due to ‘unattractive working terms’.

SUBCONTRACTORS: GSD and government row intensifies
SUBCONTRACTORS: GSD and government row intensifies

The party has questioned why 45% of staff at Dr Giraldi Home were subcontracted workers, with No.6 defending its position.

“The government’s financial investment in the Care Agency continues to rise, standards of care continue to improve and the turnover of social and other workers at the Care Agency continues to fall,”  a government spokesperson said.

Earlier, the GSD had accused Health Minister Neil Costa of being ‘evasive’ and of not ‘understanding the facts’.

“From what we are being told the care agency service is haemorrhaging good subcontracted workers due to unattractive, unsustainable working terms,” a GSD spokesperson said.

“Government really must bite the bullet and develop a Care Quality Commission as exists in the UK who can independently assess the quality of care.”