NHS dementia patients – stranded in hospital
More than 1,400 NHS dementia patients well enough to go home at Christmas will be stranded in hospital, warns the Alzheimers’s Society.
Lack of social care funding ‘turning wards into waiting rooms’ as figures shows dementia patients are delayed up to 10 times longer than hospital patients without the condition
More than 1,400 people with dementia who are well enough to go home will be stranded in hospital on Christmas Day, a charity has warned.
The Alzheimer’s Society said the lack of social care funding was “turning wards into waiting rooms” as an investigation they carried out revealed dementia patients were delayed up to 10 times longer than patients without the condition.
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