CCTV in every care home will save the NHS £370m a year

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CCTV in every care home will save the NHS £370m a year

Post by Ilker - Comfort Zone » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:31 am

Fitting every care home in Britain with CCTV could save the cash-strapped NHS £370million a year, it was claimed yesterday

One home boss said he has saved the NHS £50,000 this year by installing CCTV as he has not had to summon ambulances on all but three of 119 occasions of an unwitnessed fall.

If this pattern was replicated in all 11,300 UK care homes it would equal a potential saving of more than £1million a day.

Protocol requires care homes to call an ambulance at a cost of £420, every time there is an unwitnessed fall because it could lead to a potentially serious head injury.

Last month, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he backed calls for safety monitoring in care homes.

Asked whether he supported calls for CCTV, Mr Hancock said: "Yes. I think this is something we need to look at and I can see the case." ... ce-elderly

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