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By Ian O’Brien
LONDON The number of beds a hospital must용인출장안마 accept to deal with rising demand is increasing and the problem is making hospitals more desperate, a new survey has found.
About two thirds of London hospitals agree with the observation by a report by consultants McKinsey & Co that it will take 20 years to close the shortfall in available beds that has affected many NHS trusts.
That’s despite the fact that a shortage of beds is far less common than it has been in years, while some of these same hospitals face an acute shortage of senior-level posts, such as specialists, who tend to make up the bulk of the hospital workforce.
It’s still a long time since the last acute shortage, which prompted the then Health Secretary, Michael Howard, to announce a national emergency summit at which senior doctors were invited to draw up plans to address the crisis.
However, the report from McKinsey says that as of May 2014, just 21 per cent of hospital executives are willing to admit that they can’t meet demands due to oversupply. The situation has worsened since then because senior staff have either not been hired or have given up, which has led to patients being put at increased risk, the company says.
The research showed that while in October the majority of NHS trusts were able to meet demand, in December only 30 per cent of the public in the city region and 31 per cent of the 포커country were able to buy enough new beds to cope with the new NHS budgets.
‘Too few beds’
One in 10 trusts have failed to meet the 60 per cent goal set out in the NHS Strategic Plan last May.
A lack of beds is a long-term problem, not just at one point in time and the number of people being admitted to hospitals can quickly rise.
The figures show that in 2011 the total number of patients admitted to hospitals by a GP in London was almost 30 per cent higher than a decade before. In 2006 the figure was just 16 per cent higher than the average for Britain.
This crisis will need t카지노 게임o be addressed if Britain is to address its increasing number of bed closures with the necessary reforms and a focus on getting people with serious illness back to the NHS, McKinsey says.
The results were published as the Government is set to introduce a new round of funding for GPs as part of the health budget. The NHS is set to receiv