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pay bed

An NHS term of art for an available staffed bed which may be occupied by a private (paying) patient.
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This man spent 11 years in prison for a crime he did not commit and is expected to pay bed and board.
Spokesman Peter Fermoy said: "Trusts would be better off using pay bed capacity for state- funded NHS patients.
A guest who stays in PC Rawalpindi has to pay Bed Tax of Rs.
Last year a Royal Commission recommended pensioners should only have to pay bed and board, and that all care in nursing and residential homes should be free.
He wants trust managers to use the Government's massive investment in the health service to help scrap 3,000 pay beds in England.
Closure of private units and pay beds on NHS wards was official Labour policy until the early 90s.
The last attempt to scrap pay beds ended in defeat for the late Barbara Castle when she was Health Secretary in the late 60s.
These alternatives, including private pay beds, an increase in long stay patients (more than 30 days) in acute care hospitals, and the growth of unsubsidized home support services that home support agencies provided likely substituted for no more than 5 subsidized beds per 1,000 persons 75 years of age or over.
She moulded the first Ministry for Overseas Development, phased out pay beds from the NHS, gave life chances to millions, and paved the way for the first woman prime minister, (Well she wasn't to know.