Are district councils the key to unlocking hospital bed blocking?

17/11/2016

Source: Public Sector Executive

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Date of publication: October/November 2016

 Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Vulnerable and frail patients cannot be discharged if their homes are not suitable for them, or if the support is not there in the community for them. Long, unnecessary stays in hospital are not good for older people as they can become institutionalised too quickly.

 Length of publication: One page