Money to avoid fines ‘not enough’

Only one in seven visitors to Community Care‘s website
believe that £100m per year from the government is enough to
ensure local authorities avoid fines for delayed discharges of
older people from hospital.

This week’s question asks: Are older people in your area
being inappropriately referred to hospital in order to receive a
care package?

GPs have claimed they are being forced to refer vulnerable older
people to hospital inappropriately due to difficulties accessing
community-based services from social services departments.

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