Social care: 81 people a day die waiting for support in England, charity claimsBMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l6653 (Published 21 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6653
- Elisabeth Mahase
- The BMJ
In the 30 months between the last and upcoming election, an estimated 74 000 people will have died waiting for social care in England, according to a new report from Age UK.
The charity said this is equivalent to 81 people a day or three an hour between 8 June 2017 to 12th December 2019.
It also estimated that a total of 1 725 000 unmet requests will have been made by …