NHS Bosses fear that elderly patients will continue on refusing to leave hospitals, due to high care costs

Source: The Telegraph

As the Telegraph States in its article title, ”Elderly patients are refusing to leave hospital because of care costs, NHS bosses fear”

This is causing ”A bed-blocking crisis is gripping NHS hospitals because pensioners do not want to pay for care, senior NHS bosses have warned, as figures show all-time high”(The Telegraph 2016).

In fact, ”In November last year, there were 153,000 days of delays in NHS hospitals lost to “bed blockers”, who were medically fit to leave, which is …the second highest figure on record.” (The Telegraph 2016)

What’s your view on this? Do the Government need to change the costs of care rates for the elderly, to free up hospital space and decrease so called ‘bed-blockers’? How much does this effect the NHS? 

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