Discharges are delayed due to lack of social care – an average of 2,033 per day awaiting resources to be put in place for going home and. a further 1,277 a day awaiting a place in a residential or nursing home, with a further awaiting a rehabilitation bed ! BUT data shows 390 per day were awaiting paperwork – a discharge summary and 98 a day for lack of transport. In context 12,344 beds per day were occupied by people awaiting discharge. This report seeks to address these issues.
Miriam Deakin, Director of Strategy at NHS Providers says there are several factors including a ‘capacity crunch of staff and beds in social care and community health’. How often have we said in NESCHA , as she says, that ‘short- term national fundng pots…cannot offer sustainable solutions. A fully funded long-term workforce plan for social care , accompanied by debate about long term funding and reform would put the sector on a sustainable footing’.
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Roy Lilley strikes a chord again
A piece of research on this important topic