Dementia care delays costing Britain’s elderly £15BN – ‘We need cash’

Desperate people with dementia have spent nearly £15billion on care bills during the wait for the government to reform the system. Since March 2017, dementia patients who are well enough to go home have spent more than a million unneeded hospital days. This has cost the NHS over £340million. The CEO of Alzheimer’s society, Jeremy Hughes said there should be a £2.4billion investment into dementia care immediately. This would stop dementia sufferers and their families having to self-fund their care, and the society have said the fund would be with the NHS.

Full article in Daily Express, 9 July 2019