Elderly hospital-leaving warning

Wales' Health Minister has set out plans to reduce the pressure on A&E departments here. The charity Age Cymru is warning that older patients must not be pressured to leave hospital too soon, and without the right support.

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Concerns over plans for discharging patients quicker

Less than 24 hours after announcing plans to deal with the unprecedented pressures A&E departments around Wales have been facing, the Health Minister is already facing criticism.

Charities have warned that plans to bring an end to so-called 'bed blocking' could result in patients being pressured to leave hospital before they are ready, or there is not adequate support for them at home.

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