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Bed blocking 'worst' at Northampton General

Northampton General Hospital Credit: ITV ANGLIA

Northampton General Hospital is one of the worst in the country when it comes to bed-blocking, according to a new report. The Dr Foster organisation found that more than 18% of bed days are taken up by over-staying patients.

The hospital says this is partly due to difficulties in discharging patients who are medically fit but need other forms of care.