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The NHS may have to support up to a million more elderly people within the next decade, new report reveals

A million more people aged over 50 will have a serious illness in a decade than do today, according to research published today. Around 3.1 million over 50s are living with serious illness in the UK – but this is likely to rise to four million in the next 10 years. If the current trend continues, the projected proportion of people living with serious illness could increase to a shocking 14.8% by 2025. This represents a potential crisis for Wales, where more than 18% were aged 65 and over at in the last census, the highest seen since they began. With demand for NHS services already under pressure, new analysis by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) predicts the NHS may have to support up to a million more elderly people with serious illnesses within the next ten years.

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