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The stark reality of care – An extra 71000 care home beds needed by 2025

The stark reality of care – An extra 71000 care home beds needed by 2025

The Lancet: An extra 71000 care home places will be needed by 2025 in England as care needs increase, study predicts. As life expectancy increases, so too have the number of years that older adults spend with substantial care needs, now reaching an average of 3.0 years for women and 2.4 years for men aged […]

16th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Getting care right but still getting it wrong? Time to embrace transparent feedback?

Getting care right but still getting it wrong? Time to embrace transparent feedback?

The key points are that the majority of residents and relatives Healthwatch spoke with considered the care they received to be good, with innovative homes showing what is possible without breaking the bank. However, volunteer visitors also witnessed homes not getting the basics right with even those providing excellent care failing to tick all the […]

10th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society comments on Healthwatch report warning of the dangers of poor hospital discharge

Alzheimer’s Society comments on Healthwatch report warning of the dangers of poor hospital discharge

Healthwatch England have today launched a report revealing the human and financial impact of getting the discharge process from hospital wrong. ‘Safely Home: What happens when people leave hospitals and care settings?’ – collates 3,230 stories and pieces of evidence from 101 local Healthwatch from across the country. The report highlights five key problems, including […]

21st July 2015 | By | Reply More
NHS Confederation welcomes Healthwatch’s focus on joined-up, patient-focused healthcare

NHS Confederation welcomes Healthwatch’s focus on joined-up, patient-focused healthcare

Responding to today’s ‘Safely Home’ report by independent consumer champion Healthwatch, the NHS Confederation has welcomed the report’s focus on individual patient experience and good system-wide healthcare coordination.   Phil McCarvill, deputy policy director of the NHS Confederation, said:   “Every patient has a story about their care and the vast majority are positive, but […]

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Healthwatch England releases report on preventable loss of millions wasted when people leave hospital

Healthwatch England releases report on preventable loss of millions wasted when people leave hospital

GETTING HOSPITAL DISCHARGE RIGHT EVERY TIME WOULD STOP SUFFERING AND SAVE MILLIONS OF POUNDS, SAYS PATIENT WATCHDOG   New report by Healthwatch England reveals stories of over 3,000 people from vulnerable groups and their experiences of the discharge process. Five key problems identified including poor communication and coordination between services and people not being involved […]

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