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HOSPITALS REPORT BED BLOCKS CAUSED BY CARE FUND CRISIS

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Hospital trusts have warned that their beds are becoming blocked by patients who cannot be discharged because of th...
Hospital trusts have warned that their beds are becoming blocked by patients who cannot be discharged because of the crisis in funding community care for the old and disabled, reports The Guardian (p8).

The newsletter of the NHS Trust Federation quotes concerns voiced by trust leaders from Merseyside, Dorset, Surrey and London.

The Association of Directors of Social Services has called for 'constructive discussions' with the trusts, calling the criticism 'ill-informed', the paper reports.
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