Commenting on Lord Carter’s proposals to solve the problem of ‘bed blocking’
Commenting on Lord Carter’s proposals to solve the problem of ‘bed blocking’ (The Carter reports on efficiency savings for the NHS), Tony Stein, chief executive of Healthcare Management Solutions, said:
“It is always good to see politicians proactively seeking new ways to address the looming crisis of how to resource the growing demand for care.
“It makes a lot of sense for owners of care services to work collaboratively with local hospitals to provide post-operative rehabilitation facilities for patients, particularly after hip/knee replacement surgery or other surgery where recovery time can be measured in weeks rather than days. Care homes provide a far more appropriate environment for patients to rehabilitate and to receive occupational and physio therapy in than the acute setting of a hospital.”