Last week M3 conducted a survey in regards to the NHS trialling Airbnb-style stays for post-operative patients to ease hospital ‘bed-blocking’.
The scheme aims to offer an alternative to hospitals and care homes for patients who have had minor operations and are ready for discharge.
These patients would instead recuperate in nearby private houses, earning the homeowners up to £1,000 a month. This scheme, which is being piloted in Essex, aims to tackle bed shortages and save money, but has been criticised by healthcare professionals who warn it would give too much responsibility to untrained members of the public.
The survey we conducted between the healthcare professionals in the M3 Global Research community aimed to know:
- Which problems might occur.
- Whether this creative approach is positive and we should see more initiatives like this in the future or not.
- Whether this is an overall good idea or not.
You can see the results of this survey below:
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