Council leader calls for action on bed-blocking

 

THE leader of Oxfordshire County Council last night admitted Oxfordshire’s social care system was “just about bust”.

Keith Mitchell expressed sympathy for an Alzheimer’s sufferer who became a victim of the county’s bed-blocking crisis after he was stuck in a hospital ward for 12 weeks despite being fit enough to go home.

Mr Mitchell spoke out after the Oxford Mail highlighted how 78-year-old Peter Maudling, from Bicester, was twice confined to a John Radcliffe Hospital bed for weeks on end as he waited for social services to draw up new care plans.

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Council leader calls for action on bed-blocking (From The Oxford Times)

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