Age UK: There needs to be 'discharge planning'

Age UK's public services programmes manager Ruth Isden said: "It can be a very distressing time going into hospital for older people. They might be very unwell, vulnerable, very frail and what's incredibly proper discharge planning."


Patients 'unfairly' discharged

The NHS has said "it is simply not fair to be sending people home late at night" after revelations that 8000 patients a week, some elderly and vulnerable, are being sent home from hospital in the middle of the night to relieve pressure on beds.