Hospitals on the edge? The time for action A report by the Royal College of Physicians – September 2012

Posted on September 13, 2012. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning, Health Systems Improvement | Tags: |

Hospitals on the edge? The time for action A report by the Royal College of Physicians – September 2012

“All hospital inpatients deserve to receive safe, high-quality, sustainable care centred around their needs and delivered in an appropriate setting by respectful, compassionate, expert health professionals. Yet it is increasingly clear that our hospitals are struggling to cope with the challenge of an ageing population and increasing hospital admissions.

Overview of challenges facing acute hospitals

The pressures on the acute service are relentless and intense:
Increasing clinical demand.

Increasing clinical demand.

Fractured care.

Out-of-hours care breakdown

Looming workforce crisis in the medical workforce.
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