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Bed blocking in the South's hospitals

BBC Radio Solent research shows bed blocking at the South's hospitals is costing the NHS thousand of pounds.

A woman in Dorset County hospital has been ready for discharge for 110 days - or 4 months - costing twenty-four thousand pounds.

At the Royal Hampshire County Hospital another patient has been kept in for 95 days - or 3 months - costing twenty-three thousand pounds.

The details of these so called "bed blockers" have been obtained by BBC Radio Solent as part of the Living Longer series.

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Wed 10 Nov 2010 06:30