Posts Tagged ‘Bed blocking’

Man evicted from hospital in Great Yarmouth for blocking bed for two years

A hospital applied for a court order to remove a patient who had occupied a bed "unnecessarily" for more than two years. The man, who cannot be named du...

Bed pressure on English NHS hospital hits historic high, report reveals

Bed pressure in English hospitals led to the equivalent of more than five extra hospitals’-worth of beds being brought into service to cope with surges i...

Hospital bed squeeze is being miscounted and causing congestion, report says

The NHS can no longer find enough bed space to move patients through hospitals quickly and meet key A&E targets – and that its practice of counting p...

NHS England stats: “we see a worrying picture of the extreme pressure hospitals are under”

The number of patients suffering delayed discharge from hospital has hit record levels, according to the latest figures from NHS England. The figures hi...

‘Bed blocking’ by older patients likely to continue for up to five years, NHS chief admits

The NHS England Chief Executive has admitted that delays in discharging older patients from hospital are likely to continue for up to five years. Simon ...

Bed blockers ‘face legal action’ in Bournemouth

A hospital is to give so-called "bed blockers" seven days to leave or face possible legal action, saying too many families are refusing to take elderly r...

Bed shortage prompts unacceptable boarding

A campaign by Scottish newspaper The Herald - which is exposing a lack of hospital and social care capacity - reveals that more than 200 patients are being...

Big rise in NHS hospital bed blocking figures

Patients are facing increasing delays in being discharged from hospital, figures obtained by the BBC suggest. The problem - known as bed-blocking - happ...

“NHS commissars are out of touch with reality”

Did your heart sink, as mine did, when you read this? Just what we need - an NHS Academy to teach ‘leadership’. We’ve been here before: do you rememb...

Social care cuts signal return of NHS ‘bed blocking’

Patients are facing increasing delays in being discharged from hospital, figures obtained by the BBC suggest. The problem - known as bed blocking - happ...

Beds blocked as social care cuts strand patients

Thousands of older patients are being forced to stay in hospital long after they are fit enough to leave, doctors are warning - and the problem is being ex...