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The number of patients being kept in hospital who are well enough to leave has risen slightly, new figures have shown. Official statistics from a census carried out in hospitals in June found 1,300 people had to stay in hospital due to delayed discharge, also known as bed-blocking. Delayed discharge…
A London council which took too long to assess a vulnerable woman’s needs has been asked by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman to pay nearly £20,000 in care home fees. The Ombudsman investigated the complaint about the London Borough of Hackney, finding it took too long to carry…
More people in the North of England are dying early than those in the South in a growing health divide across the country, research has found. A study of death records shows a "tale of two Englands", with people in the North 20% more like to die early - under…
A senior judge who said there would be "blood on our hands" if a safe placement was not found for a suicidal teenager has approved a plan for her care. Last week, Sir James Munby, the most senior family court judge in England and Wales, revealed in a judgment that…
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