AirBnB style solution to free up hospital beds in UK NHS trial

silverharp

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Interesting solution, bed blocking is a problem, some people just need bed rest without needing medical care so shouldn't be taking up a scare and expensive resource. It would also be a saving on step down facilities which are expensive to run too.


Hospital patients could recover in people's homes

Hospital patients could recover in people's homes

As the NHS struggles with bed shortages, a trial in Essex will see if willing patients can recover in a stranger's spare room.


The three-month trial would involve between five and 10 local residents hosting 30 willing and eligible patients from Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Essex.

CareRooms is recruiting "hosts" in Essex who could earn up to £50 a night or £1,000 a month housing recuperating patients.

Hosts do not need any previous care experience but would need to pass security checks before they are allowed to join the scheme.
 


cricket

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Jury's Inn in Parnell street in Dublin used to have rooms for patient examination/treatment from the Maternity hospital across the road. Don't know if it is still the situation.
 

blokesbloke

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Sounds very odd to me. They really don't need any medical care at all?

Just bed rest?

Then why can't they just go back home and rest in bed there?
 

silverharp

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Sounds very odd to me. They really don't need any medical care at all?

Just bed rest?

Then why can't they just go back home and rest in bed there?
people living on their own. Keyhole surgery you can be discharged the next day but its on the assumption you basically stay in bed for a few days, don't drive etc.
 


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