The Anonymous Widower

NHS To Buy Up Care Beds To Clear Wards

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the Sunday Times.

I can remember, when my late wife had her appendix out in 1967 in Barnet General Hospital, that there were two bed-blockers on the ward, where she was being treated. One had serious dementia.Has it really taken nearly sixty years to sort out this problem?

January 8, 2023 - Posted by | Health | , ,


  1. I’d like to think that they were really doing something with a long term prospect but somehow having seen the closure of respite care facilities in the last twenty odd years and knowing that care staff numbers have been dropping I don’t that this initiative is anything but gesture politics.

    Comment by fammorris | January 9, 2023 | Reply

  2. Two care homes in Walthamstow have closed in recent years and I believe this has been happening elsewhere thus reducing places where elderly patients can be released to.

    Comment by MauriceGReed | January 9, 2023 | Reply

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