Rise in Hospital Discharge Delays; Adverse Effect on Financial Economy

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Rise in Hospital Discharge Delays; Adverse Effect on Financial Economy

Recently obtained figures illustrate that the problem faced regarding delay in discharging patients in England and Wales is exaggerating. It has been further discovered that the number of patients who are willing to leave hospital is increasing.

It has been demonstrated that major problem faced by the hospital officials is bed blocking. It has been revealed that the problem occurs when social care organizations or district nursing do not turn up for support for susceptible patients in region.

As per statistics put forth by Department of Health, it has been detailed that this year during March an estimated 71,000 days were lost due to the problem of delays. It has been revealed that the problem of delay has accounted for a 7.5% rise, in comparison to the statistics obtained last year for the same month.

However, it has been stated that the problem of bed-blocking showed a significant rise in the starting of century. It has been unveiled that the problem exaggerates when there is a breakdown of communications between two sectors.

However, acting to the gravity of the situation NHS and local government were adjured to work together in order to tackle the situation. Moreover, it was even administered that the rise had started falling after the collaborative work. But it has been unveiled that the problem exaggerates when there is a breakdown of communications between two sectors.

It has been discovered that continuous rise had had an adverse effect on the financial resources of the Department of Health. It was reported that NHS charged £260 a day for keeping a patient, which accounted for about £18.5m for the month of March.

Liz Kendall, the Labor’s Shadow Minister for Care and Older People, said, “The rises were a result of the government's cuts to services”.


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