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Revealed: Shocking NHS postcode lottery for elderly care

mojo1943

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Dec 19, 2013
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North Devon
Elderly people in some parts of the country are nine times more likely than in others to be admitted to hospital as emergency cases - for lack of the right care in their local communities.
Charities said the new official figures are a “troubling” insight into a growing crisis in care of the elderly, with hundreds of thousands of pensioners being admitted to hospitals via casualty in cases which could have been avoided with the right help earlier.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/hea...ng-NHS-postcode-lottery-for-elderly-care.html