The number of elderly people who die while waiting for places has shot up in the past four years. Some 5,700 people died last year while waiting to enter care homes. Photo: David Wong The number of elderly people who die while waiting for places has shot up in the past four years. Some 5,700 people died last year while waiting to enter care homes. Photo: David Wong
The number of elderly people who die while waiting for places has shot up in the past four years. Some 5,700 people died last year while waiting to enter care homes. Photo: David Wong

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The number of elderly people who die while waiting for places has shot up in the past four years. Some 5,700 people died last year while waiting to enter care homes. Photo: David Wong The number of elderly people who die while waiting for places has shot up in the past four years. Some 5,700 people died last year while waiting to enter care homes. Photo: David Wong
The number of elderly people who die while waiting for places has shot up in the past four years. Some 5,700 people died last year while waiting to enter care homes. Photo: David Wong
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