Hospital, patient battle over bed

The battle over a hospital bed continues between a Connecticut hospital and a patient who was removed from the facility 23 days after she was discharged, ABC News reports. Courts granted Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center an injunction last week to remove Margo Smith after she refused to leave her hospital bed, claiming she didn't have adequate care facilities at home. She was admitted Sept. 22 for pneumonia and a urinary tract infection, and left 27 days later, when her healthcare provider sent a special bed to her residence and the hospital arranged for her transport home. Still, she complained she wasn't happy with the provided bed. "I wake in horror every day because of one thing--the bed is lumpy," Smith told ABC News. Smith is working with Legal Aid to petition Social Services to provide a different bed. Article

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