Case Law

Covid-19 and enforced discharge from hospital: University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v MB [2020] EWHC 882 (QB)

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By Tim Spencer-Lane Case date: 2, 6 and 9 April 2020 Introduction Hospital inpatient care has always been a scarce resource. In normal times, decisions to admit or discharge patients are frequently based on difficult choices between the competing needs of more than one person. But these choices are accentuated during the current Covid-19 pandemic. […]

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