Poots’ residential care home fiasco shows risk aversion brings its own troubles

So last week it was the Health Minister’s turn to get burned. Yet at the end of the week, it is not at all clear as to how the Health Trusts came to interpret ‘at least 50%’ of all Trust residential care homes as 100%, in the case of the Northern Trust, over the longer term. On one level the Minister is getting it in the neck because of his own aggressive and highly populist positioning when Michael McGimpsey was …

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