Lack Of Adult Social Care Hinders Bed Blocking At Eastbourne DGH

Thursday 15th December 2016

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Bed blocking will remain an inevitable part of Eastbourne DGH, unless something is done to improve adult social care.

At a board meeting of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust this week, it was revealed around 200 beds are taken up by people who would be better placed, elsewhere.

The Trust says it’s working closely with the CCG and social services to help find a solution and ease the situation, which is a big issue for the DGH and has a knock-on effect to their performance.

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