Report: ‘Patients dying in hospital waiting for community care’

Terminally-ill patients are “needlessly dying in hospital” because they are waiting too long for specialist care packages, according to a charity’s new report.

A report by Marie Curie suggests only around one in five clinical commissioning groups are meeting a two-day government timescale in which to provide fast-track Continuing Healthcare packages.

CHC is used to pay for the healthcare needs of an adult living in the community. The fast-track process has a speedy assessment and delivery timetable to help people who medics believe are likely to die soon.

Full Story: HSJ, 20th March 2019