Letters

Long term care can be provided by NHS at low cost

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7034.851b (Published 30 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:851
  1. John Bickford
  1. Chairman Elderholme Nursing Home, Clatterbridge Road, Bebington, Wirral L63 4JY

    EDITOR,—John Warden draws attention to the increasingly difficult problem of caring for elderly patients who need high dependency nursing care but not expensive hospital beds.1 One way in which good nursing home care can be provided at relatively low cost is by enlisting the voluntary sector. Experience in the Wirral shows that this can be achieved. The staff of the department of medicine for the elderly at Clatterbridge Hospital, headed by Dr John Aitken, thought of establishing an independent, non-profit making …

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