Hospital Hotels: Patient Hotels to Ease Strain on Hospital Wards? (BBC News)

Summary

It is estimated that 30,000 patients each year are kept in hospital despite being well enough to be discharged, particularly elderly patients waiting for a place in a nursing home and people with dementia. Based on figures from 2010, the cost of keeping a patient in a hospital bed overnight is £300 plus.

NHS managers are rumoured to be entertaining plans for hospital hotels to care for patients who no longer need 24-hour medical care but who cannot yet be discharged. Under NHS England proposals, elderly patients waiting to be discharged, new mothers and stroke patients could recover in hotel-style facilities based on a Scandinavian model.

Read more: BBC News: NHS bosses ponder hospital hotels to ease ward pressure.

Reference

NHS bosses ponder hospital hotels to ease ward pressure. London: BBC Health News, April 23rd 2013.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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