Therese Coffey pledges £500m war chest to tackle NHS bed-blocking scandal 


Therese Coffey has vowed to combat the NHS bed-blocking crisis with the launch of a £500million emergency fund.

The Health and Social Care Secretary told MPs the money will help free up space in hospitals as she revealed her own nine-hour wait in A&E.

Beleaguered ambulance services will also be supported by a new army of volunteer first aiders in a bid to cut delays. More than 13,000 beds in England – around one in seven – are occupied by patients who have been deemed medically fit to…



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