NHS patients discharged at night to free up hospital beds

Scandal of NHS patients sent home in the middle of the night to 'free up hospital beds' Some 3.5 per cent of all hospital discharges took place between 11pm and 6am | UPDATED: 08:27 GMT, 12 April 2012 Hundreds of thousands of patients are being sent home from hospital in the middle of the night to relieve pressure on beds, a report has found.

Kate Chilver dies after 16-year anorexia battle in "worst case" doctors had ever seen

Woman dies after 16-year anorexia battle in “worst case” that doctors had ever seen 31-year-old weighed 4.7 stone So thin organs had ‘died’ through lack of blood supplyDeveloped symptoms aged twelve and spent rest of life in specialist units “Suffered an extremely severeillness which eventually took her life” Doctors said that Kate Chilver had one of “the worst” cases of anorexia they had ever seen A young woman who died after battling a 16-year eating disorder had one of “the worst” cases of anorexia doctors had ever seen, an inquest heard today. Kate Chilver, 31, weighed 4.7 stone and was so thin that parts of her stomach and bowel had ‘died’ through lack of blood supply. She developed symptoms of the disease aged twelve and spent the rest of her life in specialist medical units until eventually dying from anorexia nervosa.