A hospital applied for a court order to remove a patient who had occupied a bed “unnecessarily” for more than two years.
The man, who cannot be named due to patient confidentiality, had refused to leave the James Paget University Hospital in Norfolk.
The hospital said he had been “fit for discharge” and had been offered appropriate accommodation.
It said the decision to go to court was a last resort and “not taken lightly”.
The man had been at the hospital in Gorleston, near Great Yarmouth, since August 2014.
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