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THE CAMPAIGN TO STOP PEOPLE BEING KEPT IN HOSPITAL LONGER THAN THEY NEED TO

MANIFESTO

We’re not saying it’s possible to end 'bed blocking' overnight. But this is where to start:

WORKSHOPS

We are running a series of workshops to help your team learn about the path to zero delayed transfer of care:

CALL IT WHAT IT IS

The very term is misleading. It's not a bed being 'blocked', it’s that the person using it simply has 'nowhere to go'.

UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEM

UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEM

DISCHARGE COORDINATORS

SOCIAL WORKERS

GPs

We need accurate data so we can really understand the scale of the problem we’re dealing with.

GET PEOPLE HOME

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS

Be open to new solutions that get people out of hospital and back where they want to be: home.

 
 

A TRULY POWERLESS EXPERIENCE

Most of those affected are elderly. Every stranded second erodes their ability to remain independent.

Each day, aerobic and muscular capacity can degrade by up to 5%, reducing their chance of ever getting home.

THE EXPENSE TO SOCIETY IS STAGGERING

It costs our NHS £550 per minute. And that’s a conservative estimate. Some figures put it as high as £3.5bn a year. A sum our health service simply can’t afford. With winter looming, the time to act is now.

 

OUR MOVEMENT

FROM INNOVATIVE STARTUPS TO TALENTED ARTISTS,

FROM COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS TO HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS,

OUR MOVEMENT IS BRINGING TOGETHER THE BEST OF SOCIETY

TO CREATE AN UNSTOPPABLE FORCE FOR CHANGE.

 

GET INVOLVED

Sign up, get involved and join our movement to end ‘bed blocking’.

THE FACTS

A POWERLESS EXPERIENCE

Just 10 days stranded in hospital limbo can take up to 10 years off bodily functions vital for independence.

A MISLEADING LABEL

The very term implies those stranded in hospital are those at fault, when the real problem is there’s simply nowhere to go.

AN UNDERESTIMATED PROBLEM

Despite 2.3 million delayed transfer days, it’s been suggested NHS figures severely underestimate reality.  

A DEVASTATING EXPENSE

‘Bed blocking’ costs our NHS

a staggering £550 per minute, when it’s possible to get people home.

A DISPORPORTIONATE IMPACT

Around 62% of blocked ‘bed days’ are centred around the over 65s. The most at-risk people in our society.

AN IMBALANCED EQUATION

As the number of beds has slowly been decreasing, the population aged over 80 will triple by 2050.