With no place to go, some patients in Maine spend months in hospitals

March 5, 2023

Susan Cameron spent 164 days this winter in the same small hospital room at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford – a gray room with a view of the parking lot.

Cameron was ready to be discharged weeks after being admitted for a series of breathing problems. But, like hundreds of other patients around the state, the 76-year-old remained hospitalized longer than necessary – in Cameron’s case months longer – because she could not find a bed in a nearby assisted living facility and was not well enough to go home.

Read the full story from the Portland Press Herald here.