Number of care home residents taken to hospital soars as Labour blames ‘irresponsible’ cuts

MS - 27 December 2018

THE number of care home residents admitted to hospitals in an emergency has soared by almost 90 per cent since 2010, official figures show.

Labour blamed “irresponsible” cuts to council budgets for pressures on social care that have seen elderly people being rushed to hospital in increasing numbers.

There were 32,906 emergency admissions of care home residents in 2017/18 in England, up from 28,471 the previous year, according to the stats.... See more

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