Why are more people dying on Merseyside?



A surprising rise in the number of people dying on Merseyside is being blamed in part on the NHS funding and bedblocking crisis.
Official figures show that around 700 more people died in 2015 compared to 2014. The problem got even worse in 2016 when 800 extra deaths were recorded and the rising trend has continued in the first eight months of 2017.
Researchers at The University of Liverpool have found that rising mortality figures closely track, on a month-by-month basis, rises in levels of bedblocking in the country’s hospitals, though they also say there are other contributory factors... read more

 
7 October 2017 in Regional North West , Views: 65
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