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With the help of 101 local Healthwatch, we heard from over 3,000 people who shared their stories with us about their experiences of the discharge process.
Being sent home too early or without adequate support can cause people significant problems - but when it happens to individuals who are in a particularly vulnerable situation, the risks are even higher.
Throughout this inquiry, we focused on the experiences of older people, people who were homeless, and people with mental health conditions – three groups for whom the consequences of a failed discharge process were particularly detrimental.
Channel 4 News followed our work and helped share people's stories about the impact that a failed discharge process had on their lives.
Hear from Lily and Frank Roberts as they share their experience of leaving hospital too soon and the complications that caused: The 'revolving door of care': unsafe hospital discharges.
Hear from homeless men in London about the issues they faced after being taken back to the streets before they had properly recovered from their injury or illness: 'What happens when the vulnerable leave hospital?'.
Hear from new mothers who experienced mental health conditions after giving birth: 'Helping new mothers when they are 'losing their mind'.