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Bournemouth Hospital bed blockers 'face legal action'

A hospital is to give so-called "bed blockers" seven days to leave or face possible legal action, saying too many families are refusing to take elderly relatives home when they are fit to go.

On Wednesday, 70 patients at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital were medically fit to leave but were still on wards.

Nearly half had somewhere safe to go - either to a family home or care home.

David Fenton reports.

  • 21 Nov 2014
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