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Overnight discharges from hospital to be examined

The government is investigating after figures emerged suggesting that hospital patients in England have been discharged overnight to free up beds.

Freedom of Information requests reveal that 100 NHS trusts sent 239,233 patients home last year between 23:00 and 06:00.

NHS medical director Prof Sir Bruce Keogh said people should be sent home only when it was appropriate and safe. The paper had contacted 170 NHS trusts in England but only 100 responded.

Read more at BBC Health.

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