Guidance calls for nurses to discharge

Senior nurses are being given power to discharge patients from
hospitals in a bid to cut waiting times.

Department of Health guidance says nurses should discharge people
who have continuing care needs that can be provided for in their
own home or other community setting.

But older people’s charities stressed the need to improve discharge

“If you are going to delegate this role you need proper training
and support,” said Martin Green, chief executive of Counsel and

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