Viral cases of "patient dumping" this year have shown that many homeless patients simply have nowhere to go after a hospital stay.
“These high-profile cases of “patient dumping” have shed light on the fact that many homeless people simply have nowhere to go after a hospital stay. The cases, while “horrific,” are actually raising awareness about the growing need for more affordable housing and widespread medical respite care for the homeless, says Julia Dobbins, a project manager at the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC).”
Worth the read. Check it out.
This is happening in Quincy too. See the photo essay about James K. Here’s the link to his story.