Hospital patients in Cheshire East are among the least likely to be delayed being allowed to go home

Hospital patients in Cheshire East are among the least likely to be delayed being allowed to go home – according to national figures.

Statistics for October 2017 put Cheshire East top out of 151 local authority areas in England for avoiding ‘bed blocking’ – the term used to describe delays due to a lack of suitable NHS services or social care to support patients in the community.

Figures for November ranked the authority 85th out of 151 for performing well.

Latest figures also showed 89 out of 151 councils were missing their target for beds being ‘blocked’ due to delayed transfers of care.

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