Commenting on the publication of Hospital Admitted Patient Care Activity 2015-16 from NHS Digital, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, the older people’s charity said:

“These figures highlight the need for a greater emphasis in the coming years on preventing hospital admissions through better public health, GP access and community care. What we are now seeing is that it is people aged 65-69 who are being admitted to hospital in the greatest numbers. As this group ages, we need an approach to maintaining health that avoids where possible ever-increasing numbers of older people going into hospital. This means ensuring everyone has access to high-quality primary and community care that is sustainably funded.”

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