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28 May 2012

Hospitals discharging homeless people onto the street

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More than 70% of homeless people are being discharged from hospital back onto the streets, damaging their health and costing the NHS money, a report published today indicates.

The report, from Homeless Link and St Mungo’s, has found that NHS staff can improve health outcomes for homeless people and save the NHS money by ensuring all patients have somewhere appropriate to stay when they are discharged from hospital.

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