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White Christmas

The care home had given notice and were very clear on the telephone call that came through that in their opinion there was nothing more they could do. Betty was a problem. Wandering. Absent Without Leave. Absconding. Leaving other vulnerable people at risk whilst staff had to go find and recover her. She had been […]

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Winter – Part 3

Each year the headlines going into the NHS winter seem to forecast a bleaker outlook.   See last winter Or the one before that Whilst the 1st October still feels very autumnal, the build up to this years NHS winter is underway. 2016/17 building up to be like worst year for A&E performance in some […]

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Winter ‘blocking’

Looking back on the chaos last year, as hospital after hospital declared major incidents, this year all is quiet, almost eerily so. Have things really improved, or is it that: The weather has been mild so far…. Tolerances are more flexible following changes to how Trusts are financially penalised for waiting times in A&E New ‘guidelines’ […]