Further evidence social care crisis damaging patient care

Nick Ville

Responding to Age UK’s analysis, Nick Ville, director of policy at the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said:

“97% of health leaders we surveyed in England believe that the social care crisis is having a damaging effect on the NHS and on patient care. This analysis from Age UK is further evidence of that.

“Creating a sustainable care system has to be a critical priority for the incoming Government. Like the NHS, it needs a long term plan and significant investment.

“Otherwise, people will continue to suffer by being left in hospitals at a time when services are busier than ever, waiting time standards are not being met and we have significant staffing gaps.”

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