Posts Tagged ‘Discharges’

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...

Emergency Departments in the NHS already suffering from increased winter pressures

A report from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine shows that Emergency Departments are already under greater winter pressure than last year – with wi...

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...

Unsafe patient discharge in the NHS is due to “political maladministration”, MPs say

There are too many unsafe discharges from NHS hospitals as a result of political maladministration, a committee of MPs says. An inquiry by the Public Ad...

“No chance of transforming the way NHS care is delivered until discharge delays resolved”

Hospitals are facing record levels of delays in discharging patients. Figures from NHS England show there were nearly 185,000 days of delays in July, up...

Response to PAC report on delayed discharges in NHS

RCP President Professor Jane Dacre said: “The UK is facing an ageing population at a time when the NHS is already struggling to cope. Staff shortage i...

Government must get to grips with delayed discharge problems

The government must do better than blaming local circumstances for poor performance on patient discharges, a report finds. An all-party committee of MPs...

Discharge processes and home support a major concern despite inpatient care improvements

People's experiences of hospital care are generally positive in marked contract to discharge planning and at-home support, the NHS Adult Inpatient Survey 2...

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 ...

“To facilitate hospital discharges we need adequate capacity in intermediate care services”

The NAO has released a report on delayed discharge suggesting it costs the NHS £820m per year: "This report highlights the urgent need for adequate fu...