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UHNS launches 'care at home' scheme for patients

A Staffordshire hospital has begun using private nurses to treat patients at home in a drive to clear beds.

University Hospital of North Staffordshire in Stoke-on-Trent says the scheme will create capacity for an additional 41 patients.

It said it will 'closely monitor' the three-year pilot, which will cost £8m.

BBC Midlands health correspondent Michele Paduano reports.