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Healthwatch inquiry into life after discharge

Healthwatch has published its “first ever special inquiry” into what happens when patients are discharged.

It finds that “potentially tens of thousands of people” leave care homes and hospitals without adequate support.  The aim of the inquiry is to gain a deeper understanding of what happens to people who experience “unsafe discharge” from a hospital, nursing or care home, or mental health setting in England and how it was that they were able to fall through the gaps.