The proposals to ease so-called bed-blocking on NHS wards are based on a system used in Scandinavia, where services are run by private hotel chains.
NHS England, the new body responsible for recommending how local doctors’ groups should provide for their patients, has been asked to review the scheme.
An estimated 30,000 patients each year remain in hospital despite being well enough to be discharged.
What do you think? Will the scheme compromise patient safety?