Hospitals feel the strain all year

The impact of cuts in health and social care is becoming extremely dangerous for patients with crucial hospital space being taken up by those ready to leave, campaigners have warned.

On one day last week more than 160 people were stranded on hospital wards despite being ready to be discharged.

The delays were caused by there not being enough beds in the community or support in their own homes had not been arranged.

Last Thursday Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals had 58 delayed discharges.

Full story in The Argus, 21 February 2017