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Monday, July 25, 2016

In the UK where Health and Social Care meet the result is a nightmare

I hate the term 'bed blockers'. This is used to describe older people who cannot be discharged from hospital because there is nowhere for them to be cared for.

If you read this report from a committee of MPs in the UK House of Commons then you understand why this is such a problem.

Words fail me at the mess. Yes, more money would help but the problem results from a culture and systems that are utterly unprepared for the magnitude and scope of demands created by population ageing. This situation is only going to go in one direction and that is to get worse.

Soon it will be realised that the state is failing and that the only way out is to buy the necessary support. Of course this option only applies to minority of people. Dick Stroud




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