With local hospitals at full capacity and the pressure on the health system increasing, Age UK Richmond upon Thames has been working hard to alleviate bed-blocking, saving more than 110 bed days in less than 6 months.
With bed-blocking being a crucial issue, it’s not surprising the Nightingale Service received over 1,800 requests for support in the past year, ranging from providing transport to emergency shopping or help with claiming benefits. It is estimated that the charity saved the NHS more than 110 bed days in less than 6 months last year by fitting key safes and adapting the home environment to enable the patient to return home quickly and safely. This has also saved the NHS almost £0.25 million to date.
With the NHS under immense pressure, it is now even more critical that the charity continues to build on this service and support local older residents.
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