‘It is not a new problem, or a pandemic-created crisis.They are running out of care staff because they don’t pay fairly’

As health and adult social care bosses in West Northamptonshire plead for more money from government to pay staff ‘properly’, the Labour opposition says fair pay is needed

By Sarah Ward

Yesterday the boss of Northampton General Hospital and the leader of West Northamptonshire Council joined forces to urge the government to hand over more funding to help recruit and retain carers.

In a joint statement Simon Weldon, who is group chief executive of both Kettering and Northampton general hospitals, Northampton hospital boss He…

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