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Could food bags help reduce hospital readmissions?

24 February 2014 Last updated at 07:04 GMT

Elderly hospital patients who have no one to care for them are being given food bags containing basic provisions to help them cope after they have been discharged.

Staff at Chesterfield Royal hope that the scheme will help cut down the number of people who end up back on the wards within weeks of leaving.

Jenny Hill reports.

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