Definition of bed-blocker in US English:



  • See bed-blocking

    • ‘The number of bed blockers in Leeds has plummeted from more than 120 18 months ago, to 40 in the autumn and 13 now.’
    • ‘This allows us not to have bed blockers.’
    • ‘Bed blockers fill acute wards again for lack of services to take them back into the community.’
    • ‘The NHS retaliates by fining councils that leave "bed blockers" in hospital.’
    • ‘Over-65 s occupy almost two thirds of hospital beds and are often regarded as bed blockers.’