Convalescent homes to make a comebackBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7232.401 (Published 12 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:401
- Annabel Ferriman
Elderly hospital patients are to be given “intermediate” care in new convalescent homes and wards, the health secretary, Alan Milburn, announced last week.
Mr Milburn told a meeting at the King's Fund, London, that he would like to build a bridge between home and hospital for elderly people: “At the moment, for too many elderly people there is a false choice between hospital and home. That forces a …