21 June 2008

NHS bed numbers slashed

This graph is remarkable. It shows quite clearly that as the population has been getting older and inevitably sicker, NHS hospital beds have plummeted. So who is looking after the patients who would have been occupying the missing beds? And where are these poor people? They must be somewhere out there in the community. And somebody in the community must be looking after them.

Let's hope so anyway.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The government slashes beds, increases throughput, fails to create enough individual rooms and then blames the doctors. We all know that overcrowding and understaffing are the cause of the infections racing through our hospitals. Now it's a fact.

Why doesn't this government listen to doctors?