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We represent over 80 of Britain’s leading charities campaigning alongside the millions of older people, disabled people and their carers who deserve decent care. We believe there is a strong case for change and are working with our members towards reform.

Latest delayed discharge figures continue to show the impact of social care underfunding

NHS England have today released the delayed discharge figures for April.

Vicky McDermott, Chair of the Care and Support Alliance, said:

“Today’s figures highlight the massive pressure our health and social care system is under.

“More people are going to A&E, and a third of delayed discharge is caused by social care not being in place. The funding crisis in social care is heaping needless pressure onto the NHS.

“To add to the desperate picture this week NHS chief Simon …

Care and Support Alliance’s response to National Audit Office (NAO) report ‘Discharging older patients from hospital’

Vicky McDermott, Chair of the Care and Support Alliance, said:

“The Government cannot keep ignoring that underfunding social care is short sighted and damaging. It is putting unnecessary pressure on the NHS and worsening people’s health.

“This report highlights that the NHS is losing £820 million a year on treating older patients who no longer need to be in hospital and 2.7 million acute hospital bed days were occupied needlessly. It also highlights that delayed transfers of care have increased …

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