Bed blocking crisis for NHS over elderly | UK | News | Daily Express

Despite this powerful article from the Express, it loses it effectiveness because in honesty this is just the latest in a whole series of disaster stories about the NHS. Check it out!

via Bed blocking crisis for NHS over elderly | UK | News | Daily Express.

Surely elderly people, especially those who have paid taxes and served their country have rights too?

Thoughts?

One response

  1. The so called bed blocking crisis that Dr Alf brings to our attention is as a result of too many people under local authority care ending up in hospital for one affliction after another and there not being sufficient local authority care home spaces for them due to “savage cuts” via Central Government on local authorities.

    The worst run local authorities often in Wales and in Labour controlled areas have worker productivity at less than the public sector average of 32% and allow their workforces to grow bloated with people doing non jobs.That drives up the wage bill making it impossible to maintain services within a limited cash envelope.

    With council mergers to say 12 unitary authorities for England,1 for Wales ,1 for Scotland and 1 for Northern Ireland and with districts and boroughs abolished with peripheral services outsourced we would have fewer costly CEO’s and service directorates and more than enough money to pay for Adult Social Care under the present demerged system.

    By doing this and merging Adult Social Care into the reformed NHS and applying an aggressive re-enablement regime to the former Adult Social Care recipients we could reduce dependency on the system by 33%.

    Prescribing Pilates,Tai Chi and Yoga to create suppleness and a better range of movement would reduce dependency on the NHS further and educating people to take more responsibility for their own health and weight would eliminate bed blocking altogether.

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