The Union says cuts and under investment risked a 'revolving door' for patients who are discharged from hospital, only to find no support in the community. They then have to be admitted to hospital again.
– Dr Peter Carter, RCN General Secretary
We are now seeing a clear and worrying picture of a health service that is struggling. It is struggling to keep people out of hospital because of pressures on the community, and it is struggling to discharge them with support when they leave. Very soon patients will be left with nowhere to turn.''