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Elderly need support at home to avoid hospital return

Elderly patients need the right support once they go home Credit: Daniel Karmann/DPA/Press Association Images

Elderly patients are more likely to end up back in hospital if they do not receive the right support when they go home.

The Royal Voluntary Service found that patients in Leicestershire who were helped by volunteers were significantly less likely to be readmitted.

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