NHS bosses ponder hospital hotels to ease ward pressure
Plans for hospital hotels to care for patients who no longer need 24-hour medical care are being considered by NHS managers.
Under the proposals, patients such as the elderly waiting to be discharged, new mothers and stroke patients would recover in hotel-style facilities.
The idea is being reviewed by the new commissioning body, NHS England.
Supporters say the scheme, based on a Scandinavian model, would ease demand on hospital beds.
Patient hotels are common in Scandinavia, especially in Sweden and Norway.
They cater for patients who do not need to be on an inpatient ward, such as couples staying overnight after the birth of a baby or recovering stroke patients.
As well as offering more freedom for patients, the buildings are designed to save money, since a hotel room is cheaper than the price of a hospital bed.
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