bed blocking

bed blocking

The inability to use a designated hospital bed to admit a new patient, because the bed’s current occupant cannot be discharged.
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BED blocking remains a major concern for the NHS in Wales, opposition figures claim.
But the Scottish Tories' health spokesman Jackson Carlaw said yesterday: "For years now, the SNP have promised action on bed blocking, yet still we see no real improvement.
Managing in the war I AM getting sick and tired of hearing on almost a daily basis that all the present day faults in the NHS are due to people living longer and bed blocking in hospitals.
Now there is nowhere to send them, thus causing bed blocking.
Delayed transfers of care, or bed blocking, occur when a patient is clinically ready to leave but stays because there is no care at home or in the community.
SIR - Cameron is in no position to criticise the Welsh NHS when he has wasted billions on a needless reorganization of the English NHS , which he had specifically promised not to do, and when the Tory legacy of 22 local authorities in Wales results in bed blocking, by complicating the interface between social care and health care.
And 41% of those experiencing bed blocking were aged 85 or older, with 49% of patients waiting to leave hospital and experiencing delays of three weeks or more.
BED BLOCKING PROBLEMS FAZAKERLEY hospital suffered the most from bed blocking.
Home care cuts have meant bed blocking has cost health trusts pounds 122million so far this year, say figures seen by The People.
AN elderly patient spent 22 months in hospital despite no longer needing treatment, an investigation into bed blocking revealed.
A shortage of care home places across the country has been highlighted as one of the major causes of the bed blocking problem.
uk quizzed around 500 doctors, half of whom said the practice, known as bed blocking, was worse now than a year ago.