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At least 43 patients in north and north-east died last year while waiting to get out of hospital

6 monthes ago   |   By Press and Journal

At least 43 patients in the north and north-east died last year as they waited to be discharged from hospital, it has emerged.
The deaths were revealed in new data which showed that across Scotland more than 300 patients were condemned to a hospital death, despite being declared ready to go home.
Last night politicians said it was tragic that elderly patients were denied the chance to leave hospital to die with their loved ones.
The figures highlighted the problem of delayed discharge or bed blocking. It refers to patients being trapped in hospital because they are waiting for social care...
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300 died last year while waiting to be discharged from hospital

6 monthes ago   |   By Herald Scotland

AT least 300 people died while waiting to be discharged from hospital last year, new figures show.
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