bed-blocking

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bed-blocking

The use of hospital beds by elderly patients who cannot leave hospital because they are unfit to look after themselves and have no place in a residential care home.
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Most of those 4,000 so-called bed-blockers will need continued medical treatment - pills, injections, dressings etc - when they are shoved out of the wards they currently occupy.
Jack Entwistle isn't a bed-blocker. He's a living, breathing human being, and was from the moment he entered this world, however precariously.
They have 30 and 21 bed-blockers respectively, with Ysbyty Gwynedd and Llandudno General Hospital currently without any.
The good news Leo is that there's a bed free in St Mary's in Drogheda so you can shift a bed-blocker out of the Lourdes.
Christopher Oglesby, aged 85, is believed to be the city's longest-serving hospital bed-blocker.
My 83-year-old, dementiasuffering dad, has been in hospital for three weeks, and for the past two weeks he's effectively been a bed-blocker.
AN elderly bed-blocker who has refused to leave hospital for three years without needing medical attention was yesterday ordered to leave by a High Court judge.
They're on life support; facing bugs, bed-blockers and an all-too-familiar battle to save A&E.
So instead of talking about older people as bed-blockers, house-blockers and so on let's prize them" Dame Esther Rantzen "I don't think I've got bad taste.
So instead of talking about older people as bed-blockers, houseblockers and so on let's prize them" - Dame Esther Rantzen, above.
According to the Government the chaos going on in the A&E departments is down to bed-blockers who should be in nursing homes but there is no place for them to go.
We are constantly referred to as bed-blockers, and those who stole the grandkids' future with massive pensions and nabbing all the best property.