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NHS Confederation - Further evidence social care crisis damaging patient care

Nick Ville, director of policy at the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, responded to Age UK’s analysis 

“97% of health leaders we surveyed in England believe that the social care crisis is having a damaging effect on the NHS and on patient care. This analysis from Age UK is further evidence of that.

“Creating a sustainable care system has to be a critical priority for the incoming Government. Like the NHS, it needs a long term plan and significant investment.

“Otherwise, people will continue to suffer by being left in hospitals at a time when services are busier than ever, waiting time standards are not being met and we have significant staffing gaps.”

Age UK Analysis:  Lack of social care has led to 2.5 million lost bed days in the NHS between the last Election and this one

Original article link: https://www.nhsconfed.org/news/2019/12/age-uk-delayed-discharges-response

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