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    A Welsh hospital patient waits four years to get out.

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    papa_umau
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    A Welsh hospital patient waits four years to get out.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 24 Apr 2017, 11:13 am

    Welsh patient waits four years to leave hospital

    A hospital patient has been waiting nearly four years to leave hospital after being declared fit for discharge.

    The unnamed patient, who has a "serious mental health condition", learning disability and physical health problems, has been in a hospital bed for more than 1,338 days.

    The patient is expected to leave hospital in "around six months", after arrangements were made for their care.

    The hospital is part of the Hywel Dda University Health Board in west Wales.

    Get the full awful story from The BBC News HERE




    We all knew that "bed-blocking" was a serious problem in the NHS, but to hear that a mentally-ill patient that was deemed fit to leave hospital had to remain in this Welsh hospital for FOUR YEARS.

    It is bad enough that elderly patients are bed-blocking for lack of home-care, but to keep a mentally ill patient in an ordinary hospital for so long is totally outrageous.


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    Re: A Welsh hospital patient waits four years to get out.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 27 Apr 2017, 12:26 pm

    FOUR F*****G YEARS.

    Sorry about the vernacular, but that is awful.

    It is even more awful because it was someone who was mentally ill.

    They should be ashamed of themselves.
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    Re: A Welsh hospital patient waits four years to get out.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 28 Apr 2017, 11:34 am

    Cool down a bit Zath' as while I see where you are coming from, you will have to watch your blood pressure. Twisted Evil

    Sadly, while the framework for helping the people get out of hospital with home-support is very poor, the same support for the mentally ill is non-existent.

    It's called "care in the community" and it has never really got off the ground.

    It's just not right !



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    Re: A Welsh hospital patient waits four years to get out.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 29 Apr 2017, 11:52 am

    That has to be an aberration in the NHS, as I am sure that elsewhere any such patients would be found a place fairly quickly as I am sure that the doctors and nurses in the NHS do not want to have to deal with mentally ill patients for very long.

    Although, I do agree that the Care-In-the-Community plan has failed miserably.
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    Re: A Welsh hospital patient waits four years to get out.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 30 Apr 2017, 11:57 am

    Yes, before the NHS can stop the bed-blocking scandal there is going to have to be a structure ready that can handle people coming out of hospital where they will continue to get the care they need.


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