Hospitals must end 'potentially dangerous' night discharges, MPs say

Hospitals must end 'potentially dangerous' night discharges, MPs say
 

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) said night discharges between 11pm and 6am are "potentially dangerous" for patients and called on the Health Secretary to take action.
The PACAC was responding to a report in May from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) which detailed how frail and elderly patients are being discharged from hospital while they are still unwell or unable to cope.
The PHSO - which saw a 36% rise in discharge-related investigations in 2015 - found that some deaths and incidents of suffering could have been... read more

 
28 September 2016 in Regional West, Views: 29
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