Emergency measures set to allow hospitals to discharge patients early

Emergency measures are expected to be utilised by health chiefs in the coming weeks

to begin discharging early thousands of hospital patients, for who it is deemed safe enough to do so, to either their own homes, or in some circumstances hotels which have been commissioned out by the health service.

By discharging patients early, where appropriate, it will help under pressure hospitals around England free up both bed capacity and, crucially, the necessary staff to manage them for Covid-19 patients requiring urgent care.

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