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Delays can hold up patient discharge or transfers.

Transfer delays hold up beds

On an average day at the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, four beds are occupied by patients who no longer need to stay in hospital, according to figures from NHS England.

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The unit formerly known as Calderstones, at Whalley, could remain open until 2021.

Private health can help NHS

I am a passionate supporter of the cornerstone principle of the NHS – that we pay our taxes and don’t have to fret about or fear the cost of being ill, as do so many people in America.

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