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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.

Delayed discharge is an ‘ever increasing problem’

The Care and Support Alliance responds to the delayed discharge figures published by NHS England.

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

“Today’s figures are another indication of how much pressure our health and social care system is under.

“There is no plan on how to stop the ever increasing problem of people being left in hospital, which delays patient’s recovery and costs the NHS millions. This is a national crisis.

“On Tuesday, a report by the …

Delayed discharge continues to strain NHS

Delayed discharge figures, published today by NHS England, continue to demonstrate the increasing impact of social care underfunding.

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

“These figures give us an indication of the state of the NHS itself and clearly it’s in a critical condition, with today’s numbers being the highest recorded in the month of November since records began (1).

“The Government needs to find a cure to the unnecessary pressure social care is placing on …

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