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Talks over the future of hundreds of NHS hospital beds delayed - again - Stoke-on-Trent Live

Stoke-on-Trent LiveTalks over the future of hundreds of NHS hospital beds delayed - againStoke-on-Trent Live"Meanwhile, beds at Longton Cottage Hospital, which is very much needed, will have been shut for five years, Cheadle has been shut as well, Bradwell has been opening and closing, and there are issues in Leek. This has brought the NHS into disrepute.

Hospital beds shortage 'causing unprecedented risks to patients' in Northern Ireland - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphHospital beds shortage 'causing unprecedented risks to patients' in Northern IrelandBelfast Telegraph"The Department of Health must immediately prioritise increasing the number of acute hospital beds to provide the breathing space so desperately needed to protect our patients and staff while we await informed systemic changes, that must include ...and more »

Carlisle MP urges health chief to think carefully above removing 100 hospital beds - News & Star

Carlisle MP urges health chief to think carefully above removing 100 hospital bedsNews & StarCarlisle's MP has urged hospital bosses to think carefully before removing beds from the Cumberland Infirmary. John Stevenson was reacting to news that the 16-bed Aspen ward will close on October 1 – the first step in controversial plans to remove 100 ...and more »

Artists transform beds into art to change attitudes to bed-blocking - homecare.co.uk News

homecare.co.uk NewsArtists transform beds into art to change attitudes to bed-blockinghomecare.co.uk NewsIn addition it reduces the number of beds available to other patients. It is also very expensive with Age UK calculating that delayed discharges from hospital costs the NHS around £3bn a year. Pete Dowds, chief executive of Elder, a care provider ...

Mental health patients sent 300 miles from home due to lack of beds - The Guardian

The GuardianMental health patients sent 300 miles from home due to lack of bedsThe GuardianDorset Healthcare University mental health trust sent patients to a Priory mental health hospital in Cheadle, Greater Manchester, 246 miles from the south coast, because of a lack of beds. The year before it had sent patients even further afield to a ...Mental Health Patients Sent More Than 200 Miles From Home Due To Bed ShortageHappiful MagazinemyStrength | ContactmyStrength201€Billion - Health AffairsHealth AffairsTaylor & Francis Online -North American Press Syndicateall 75 news articles »

Trust needs 200 extra beds to meet winter demand and dodge 120% occupancy rate - National Health Executive

National Health ExecutiveTrust needs 200 extra beds to meet winter demand and dodge 120% occupancy rateNational Health ExecutiveWorcestershire Acute Hospital NHS Trust has said it won't have enough beds to cope this winter and needs a dramatic capacity increase of 208 more beds. The facility says it needs to increase its current bed numbers by a third to reach a sustainable bed ...Struggling hospital trust needs 200 beds for winterHealth Service Journal (press release)all 7 news articles »

Hospital bed block shock as social care chaos sparks new surge in elderly patients stuck on wards - Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukHospital bed block shock as social care chaos sparks new surge in elderly patients stuck on wardsMirror.co.ukThe number of hospital beds blocked as vulnerable patients wait for squeezed home care has soared again, figures show. A total of 42,684 bed days were lost for this reason in July, latest NHS England figures show.NHS bed blocking surges with old and vulnerable spending longer than needed in hospitalThe Sunall 7 news articles »

$500000 OK'd to add beds for addicts' recovery - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

$500000 OK'd to add beds for addicts' recoveryFort Wayne Journal GazetteThe Lutheran Foundation has partnered with local substance abuse treatment facilities Park Center, Shepherd's House and Redemption House to expand the housing, Haaf said. Plans for the funding include bed space for 79 new patients. “Although that may ...

Delayed discharge down but 1 in 13 beds still affected last year - HeraldScotland

HeraldScotlandDelayed discharge down but 1 in 13 beds still affected last yearHeraldScotlandALMOST half a million bed days were lost to Scotland's NHS last year because patients were stuck in hospital despite being well enough to leave. The official delayed discharge figures for 2017/18 showed 1 in 13 beds were occupied by people who didn't ...'Bed blocking' eases in Scottish hospitalsBBC NewsSturgeon accused of 'FAILING' patients due to £125m hospital 'bed-blocking' billExpress.co.ukBed blocking falls but cost to NHS still 'eye-watering' Lib Dems sayAOL UKall 13 news articles »

Northern Ireland hospital beds 'being shut' as 5600 health service posts remain vacant - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphNorthern Ireland hospital beds 'being shut' as 5600 health service posts remain vacantBelfast TelegraphJanice Smyth, director of the RCN in Northern Ireland, said: "Our members are telling us that hospital beds are being shut because there aren't the nurses to staff them. "We aren't aware of what contingency plans are being put in place for the winter ...

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