One NHS trust leader stated insufficient social care meant too many “long stay” patients were stuck in hospital for insufficient help in your own home, instead of medical need.

Milton Keynes College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

NHS trust chief executives stated pensioners accepted to wards with relatively minor health issues were winding up dispatched of looking after homes, days later, simply because they had lost a lot mobility while trapped needlessly.

Weston Area Health NHS Trust

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

The brand new data – the very first ever research into the figures stuck in hospital for such periods – shows the amount of “long stay patients” already rising as winter takes hold.

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