Councillor Stuart Wallace Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council's Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee
10 October 2023
We’ve all heard that the NHS is under pressure and agencies must work together to help alleviate the various challenges it is facing. One issue that social care and health partners have been addressing jointly is delayed transfers of care, sometimes referred to as bed blocking. This happens when a person is declared medically fit and safe for discharge from hospital, but is unable to leave - for any reason - and therefore remains in a hospital bed.