the Mayor of Aarhus, Jacob Bundsgaard (S), speak now, finally, after the fierce criticism of the care of older people in the municipality.
Although Jacob Bundsgaard in the several months do not have the set up for the interview on the condition of the elderly, he has followed the case closely. It is what he says to TV2 Østjylland.
- It's beginning to be a case in itself, that I speak, and I do of course like. Now we need to focus on what's important, and it is how we ensure that there are sufficient resources, but also the managerial focus, it is necessary that the employees know what it is for a culture, ethics and care, there must be in this area, says Jacob Bundsgaard to TV2 Østjylland.
Earlier in the day said the Prime minister Mette Frederiksen (S), to which must be added more resources to elderly care. The same tones, sounds now from Jacob Bundsgaard.
- There is a task of the city council's board in connection with the forthcoming discussion on the budget in september. My recommendation would be that one of the areas that get priority are the elderly care, he says.
in recent months, several relatives stood up and told how older people have been exposed to poor care amongst other things Kongsgården, Cutting Nursing homes and Demenscentrum Aarhus. The case began when the relatives of 90-year-old Else Marie Larsen allowed the TV 2 to put a hidden camera up at her on the Kongsgården.
the Footage may not be displayed, since there is a prohibition against publishing the recordings - but in the last week broke the Ekstra Bladet, the ban, and showed several clips from the documentary.
- It is some disgusting pictures, it's heartbreaking, and it is not a worthy treatment. It must be corrected, and we should be completely to the bottom of it, and I have an expectation that the responsible alderman is doing. It is her responsibility and task, and then we have other back up and ensure that there are resources available, so that you can succeed with the task as an employee, says Jacob Bundsgaard.
Can you as the supreme authority vouch that the care is like this?
- No, not if it is a general picture. And I have not even an expectation that it is. There is generally a high satisfaction with the care we provide in the city of Aarhus. But there is an error, and we must be better to respond, when the relatives travel here cases, says the mayor to TV2 Østjylland.
Jette Skive (DF), councillor for Health and Care in the Municipality of Aarhus, hope that the mayor comply with the promise of more money for old age care.
- I can hardly get my arms down. Now I can't wait for the guldregn down over elderly care, says Jette Dial to TV2 Østjylland.
You sound a little ironic? Don't you believe what Jacob Bundsgaard says?
- No, I think it's because God's not on. I have sat so many times at the table, where we should save. The mayor has known all the way through, that there was a need for more money. It simply can't come up behind him, she says.
At the latest budget negotiations ended Jette Slice to leave the negotiations because she could not receive so many money for the elderly care, as she wanted. Therefore, she will see it before she believes it.
- Now, I have been in politics for 25 years, and I have seen the policy, when it has been the most disgusting and ugly. And it is a whiff of right now. I hope not, here is that it is a duck. It has never happened in my 25 years, to old age care has been a priority. It has damn never been. Never, says Jette Skive.