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Cornwall hospital to discharge patients early despite saying it may be harmful

Royal Cornwall hospital move to cut overcrowding described as ‘morally repugnant’

A major NHS hospital is under such pressure that it has decided to discharge people early even though it admits that patients may be harmed and doctors think the policy is unwise.

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS trust has told staff to help it reduce the severe overcrowding it has been facing in recent weeks by discharging patients despite the risks involved.

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