Monday, November 24, 2014

More Cuts

Bed-blocking is bringing the NHS "to its knees" with doctors unable to discharge more than 1,000 patients each day, a study reveals today. 'The crisis has deepened due to a lack of available council-provided care for the elderly. On one day this September, staff were unable to move 4,966 patients to another part of the NHS or into council care - the most since 2010. That month, a total 138,068 "days of care" were lost due to these delayed transfers, analysis by Sky News found.' (Daily Mail, 18 November) What lies behind this crisis? No suprise here - it is due to major welfare cuts.  RD                   

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