17 Sep 2010
By: JAMES BARLOW
As the Government’s Spending Review, due on October 20, takes a hard look at the NHS, our healthcare infrastructure faces a paradox. On the one hand, we have lots of new hospitals - perhaps more than we need, given the trend to shift care from hospital to home and community.
16 Sep 2010
By: COLIN GRAY
How many people every day find themselves stuck on hospital wards for hours because the pills they require before going home aren’t ready? It must be thousands. Typically, the patient wants to go home. A relative or friend may be frustrated, waiting to collect them, missing time at work and clocking up charges in the hospital car park. And, of course, clinicians need the bed for others.