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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

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Crowding and Exit Block harm patient safety and increase mortality.Solving the problem of crowding is central to the College s STEP campaign.
He added: "In the long term better care services in people's own homes would reduce the number of days older people spend in hospital and remove the 'exit block' that hospitals face when they are unable to discharge patients."
Fans fear that future stars Nathan Redmond, Jack Butland and Jordon Mutch might be ripe for the picking, too, by opportunist clubs but it is not thought, at present, Blues would put them on the exit block.
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RECM) has published a new report which looks at "exit block" in Welsh A&E departments and what can be done to tackle it.