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NHS Wales: Patients can be sent home without care package


Senior NHS staff have been advised by the Welsh government to discharge people who are well enough to leave, even without a package of care.

But one GP called the announcement "terrifying" and warned that patients could deteriorate and end up back in hospital.

The seven health boards in Wales have nearly 1,800 patients medically well enough to leave hospital.

The Welsh government has called the NHS situation "unprecedented".

The message comes after one health leader said the NHS was on a "knife-edge" in terms of its ability to cope.

The letter from the chief nursing officer and the deputy chief medical officer to the health boards offered "support and advice to ensure patients are kept as safe as possible, and services are kept as effective as possible over the next period".

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Source; BBC News, 4 January 2023

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