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



Jeremy Hunt must set out how he intends to stop hospitals discharging patients in the middle of the night unless they specifically want to go home, MPs have said.
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... read more

 
28 September 2016 in Regional East, Views: 24
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