Suffolk bed blocking down
Suffolk lost two per cent of its nursing home capacity last year, a report to the county council shows. The county lost 17 homes with a total of 119 beds. However the council has received additional central government funds which has allowed it to alleviate its bed blocking crisis. Bed block numbers are reported to have reduced from a high of 90 last autumn to 53 at the present. Councillor Terry Green, portfolio holder for adult care and health, said that looked at on a national basis, where the average loss was four per cent, Suffolk was doing better than some other councils.