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55-stone man is still blocking four hospital beds ‘costing NHS £250,000'

Posted On: 17 Nov 2018   |   Posted By: Metro

55-stone man is still blocking four hospital beds ‘costing NHS £250,000'

A 55-stone man is still blocking four NHS hospital beds to the tune of £250,000, according to reports.
Matthew Crawford, 33, has convictions for assaulting nurses and is medically fit to be discharged but hasn't left because there is no social care available.
He received his discharge letter at least three months ago, but after the unit he was destined for found about his attacks on nurses, they pulled out, The Mirror reports.
Matthew Crawford has convictions for assaulting nurses
A source said: ‘It beggars belief that he's still on the same ward despite the situation being exposed in the national media.'
The situation was first reported last month, with assurances made to staff that Crawford would soon be moved.
Crawford has denied ordering Chinese takeaways to his bedside at King's Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, where he has spent the past five months sleeping on reinforced beds that cost up to £7,000 a week.
But he has shared a selfie of himself posing with a bottle of champagne to...

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