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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A design and access statement submitted to the council says the home will help solve 'bed blocking' in the NHS.
"There is, however, a shortage of dedicated nursing homes and of facilities for transitional care, which is needed to help to resolve the problem of bed blocking within the NHS hospitals." It added that the new care centre, which will be staffed around the clock, will bring 70 full- and parttime jobs to the area.
It said bed blocking and transfer to adult social care had dropped dramatically in the past three years.
"Bed blocking in any form causes stress for patients and staff, and denies other patients access to those hospital beds, leading to prolonged waiting times for operations, investigations and general care."
BED blocking cases have soared at Walsall Manor Hospital over two years, new figures have revealed.
A design and access statement submitted to the council says proposed 83-bedroom care home will help solve 'bed blocking' in the NHS.
THE bed blocking crisis in Scotland's hospitals is getting worse, the latest figures show.
CALLS have been made to use sheltered accommodation for the elderly to tackle bed blocking at a hospital.
BED blocking has cost the NHS four million hospital days over six years.
THE NHS will waste PS3.3 billion over the next five years on "bed blocking" as the number stuck in hospitals continues to rise, a new report predicts.
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.
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.