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Jitesh Patel evaluates the care crisis in Building Better Healthcare

Monday 17 December 2018

Jitesh Patel, senior development manager at Kajima, argues that the NHS needs to develop a new solution on a national scale to improve both the healthcare estate and the standard of care services in the UK.

With A&E services in crisis, escalating waiting times, and creaking healthcare facilities, the Government needs to consider a radical approach to the delivery of healthcare that will provide a workable solution on a national scale, improving both the NHS estate and the state of UK care.

The recent announcement from the Government that a cash injection of £3.5billion a year will see NHS patients being cared for at home and in their community to avoid them going into, or staying in, hospital unnecessarily, is welcome.

However, if we are to truly see a decisive shift from hospital-based provision towards a community-centric care model, the supporting physical infrastructure must be put in place.

Read more of Jitesh's thoughts in Building Better Healthcare