Owl says: “social care beds” … what exactly are they? Residential homes? Nursing homes? Community hospital beds? Whatever they are – Cornwall doesn’t have enough of them.
So, how do they measure “enough”? Certainly in Devon our Clinical Commissioning Group doesn’t do numbers, so we will be hard-pressed to know if Devon has too much, enough, not quite enough, critically few or “disastrously dangerous” levels of anything measurable.
“The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) calling on Cornwall’s health and social care managers to have “courage” to radically overhaul services.
The CQC points to the county having less social care beds than other comparable parts of the country.
In its annual report, the CQC says the system is “straining at the seams” because of increasing numbers of frailer pensioners and people with long term complex conditions.”