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HOSPITALS BLAME COUNCIL DELAYS FOR LONG STAYS AMONG ELDERLY

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Ealing Hospital pointed the finger of blame at its local authority yesterday for its inability to discharge many el...
Ealing Hospital pointed the finger of blame at its local authority yesterday for its inability to discharge many elderly patients even though they are ready to go home, the Guardian reports (p3).

The paper says patients have been sleeping in corridors as the hospital has become full. The hospital claims the situation has arisen as a result of the April community care programme which rules that elderly patients ready for discharge must first have needs for further care assessed by social workers, and necessary arrangement must be put in place.

The hospital claims the authority takes between 28 and 50 days to find nursing home places for elderly patients.
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