English hospital patients are facing record discharge delays because Tories are underfunding the system

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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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4 thoughts on “English hospital patients are facing record discharge delays because Tories are underfunding the system

  1. pj21516

    Every Adult in the UK is Guilty in part for causing the Destruction of the Welfare State along with New Labour who started it and the Conservatives who will finish it by creating a System of Treatment of Only if You can Afford It. So Mike who stands to gain Billions and Billions and then some from this New Labour and Conservative act of Vandalism who indeed you may ask shall I start with the sewer rats Insurance Companies = Legalised Theft, Hedge Fund Managers Gangsters with Benefits, Pharmaceutical Companies Robbers of the Sick, now I will move onto the Scum and Excrement that floats in the sewer any and all MPs same goes for Local Government Councillors who own or are party to Shares in Private Health Companies who are the Bottom Feeders who eat the sewer rats and the MPs then leave us the Peasant “TO DIE ON A TROLLEY IN A FILTHY CORRIDOR” then we come to the Cowards who sat and wrote words that probably most would never read, The I’m alright Jack FY Brigade, to my eternal shame and the shame of Britons everywhere we Allowed the 1% Filthy Rich and Ruthless Lying Politicians take away our NHS given to us by a Giant of Working People Nye Bevin. Education Education Education what good are these Hollow Words from a Lying Scheming Self Serving Hollow Man BLAIR if our Children our Children’s Children’s Children Die on A Trolley in a FILTHY CORRIDOR. What good is education if “OUR BAIRNS ARE DEAD” if The PLP, The Majority of the NEC, The Heinous MPs Watson, Eagle, Smith, Harman, , McNichol, Blair, Brown, Dugdale,et al, and these three Disgusting Pond Dwellers Mandellson, Campbell, McTernan,THE IMPARTIAL BBC, SKY, CH4,CH5 all News Channels, The Daily Mail, The Sun, The Express, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, Private Eye, The Mirror The New Statesman, Chukka Ummuna, May, Johnstone, Fox, Cameron, Smith the Murderer, Osborne the Cretin, Norman whatshisname the chief Political Reporter for BBC NEWS CHANNEL, David Dimbleby, J.K. Rowling, can let the Good People of Britain Know why they have Systematically Destroyed The Most Beautiful Gift ever Given To any People of any Nation then I’m sure WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR YOUR LYING EXCUSES.

  2. Brian

    Yet the fruits of another Tory failure. Screw up on everything they have touched, failed on all they promised / threatened, what a mess, and then the perpetrators have the audacity to walk away from it and leave for another generation to solve and clear-up, if it’s not to late.

  3. Jessie

    Cuts for every service, except finding more benefits for the wealthy, the only provision to be most carefully protected.

    At the same time, many patients are being discharged too early, to make room for the next batch, with all of the damage that causes. However dedicated the staff, they can’t do their job properly when there aren’t enough of them and their position is being constantly undermined by unworkable directives. Until of course it is decided that the service is failing, when really it’s being failed; and needs to be replaced by privatisation, which all too often means being sold to Branson.

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