Ageing population creates new pressures on health and social care

Braintree and Witham Times: Ageing population creates new pressures on health and social care Ageing population creates new pressures on health and social care

With medical research advancing rapidly and life expectancy continuing to increase, our population is getting older and older.

National statistics suggest that the amount of over-90s living in the Braintree district will almost double over the next ten years.

It is clearly welcome news for every one of us that our chances of a full and long life are on the increase.

But the trend creates a new dilemma - how do we ensure all our elderly people are properly cared for?

Read our in-depth report in this week's newspaper

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7:29am Mon 10 Mar 14

Bhudeeka says...

what a horrible headline - what shall we do then? kill everyone over 50????
what a horrible headline - what shall we do then? kill everyone over 50???? Bhudeeka
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