Oct 26, 2017
Southend Hospital backs off 'Airbnb beds' plan
A hospital has backed down over plans for patients to recuperate in people's homes as part of an Airbnb-style trial. Southend Hospital in Essex said it has no plans to "Support the pilot at this time". The trial by healthcare start-up CareRooms involves 30 hospital patients staying in local residents' spare rooms while waiting to be discharged. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App.
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