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[Image: Thinkstock.]

This is what happens when you underfund the health service by billions of pounds ever year, introduce private profit-making firms into the system to soak up they money that is available, and completely ignore the issue of healthcare within the wider community.

Conservative policy on health for the majority of the UK population is:

Don’t get sick.

Hospitals are facing record levels of delays in discharging patients, figures from NHS England show.

There were nearly 185,000 days of delays in July, up a quarter on the same month last year.

The delays are caused by a lack of available care in the community, and mean vulnerable patients are left stuck on wards while arrangements are made for them to be safely discharged.

It comes as the NHS continues to miss its key waiting time goals.

Targets for A&E, cancer care, ambulance response times and routine operations are all being missed – continuing a trend that has been seen in recent months.

Source: NHS England hospital patients face record discharge delays – BBC News

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