Keeping our hospitals going

By Ewan King | 04 January 2016

For some, winter brings a host of exciting things to look forward to: Christmas, New Year’s Eve or the thought of some snow. But for others, particularly those who are responsible for making sure that hospitals cope, the arrival of winter can have a chilling effect. 

One adult social care manager told me recently: ‘The weekly calls from the Department of Health about hospital discharge started in September. Winter has arrived.’

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