Stephen Dalton: King's Fund report on hospital funding again shows why Government action is needed

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Responding to the King's Fund report 'How hospital activity and funding in England have changed over time', Stephen Dalton, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, said:

“It is concerning that demand is outstripping funding and that this is set to continue. We need the government to act without delay on their promise for a review of longer term care. 

“The evidence of serious strains on health and care services is now overwhelming and the recent settlement on social care funding did not go far enough. A shortage in adequate social care puts real pressure on hospitals, as more people end up in A&E and cannot be discharged when they are fit and ready to go.”

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