CDNA backs discharge report

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The Community and District Nursing Association (CDNA) has supported the findings of the Commission for Social Care Inspection¹s report “Leaving Hospital – the price of delays” which concludes that too many elderly people are denied choice and placed into nursing homes to suit local services. CDNA director Anne Duffy said the report reinforced concerns that CDNA had been campaigning on for a long time. “That this policy is leading to patients, in spite of their needs or wishes, going into nursing homes as there are insufficient services available, such as intermediate care or 24-hour community nursing services,” Ms Duffy said. “The best approach to reduce hospital admissions is to truly embrace a primary care led NHS.”

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