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New NHS plan to help patients avoid long hospital stays

NHS doctors, nurses and other staff are being encouraged to get people discharged from hospital and sent home sooner.

The “Where best next?” campaign hopes to see around 140,000 people every year spared a hospital stay of three weeks or more. Posters and other information will encourage staff to do what they can to get patients closer to a safe discharge – whether to their own home or a more suitable alternative in the community.