Patient In Wheelchair Shown Discharged From Hospital In Middle Of Night In Only A Gown
The incident comes on the heels of a woman in Maryland being released onto the streets in an incoherent state dressed only in a gown, as well. The events highlight the practice of "patient dumping" something that California, with a high homeless population struggles with.
East Bay Times:
Late-Night Santa Cruz Hospital Discharge Of Nearly-Naked Homeless Man Riles Community
Reports of a man discharged from a Santa Cruz hospital wearing only a hospital gown and using a wheelchair late Wednesday night have stirred fresh debate about local homeless care. Brent Adams, a local homelessness issues advocate and program director of the volunteer-based Santa Cruz Warming Center Program, took to his Facebook page, “Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz” at about 1 a.m. Thursday to tell the story of a homeless man he referred to as “G.” His video had received more than 8,000 views and 206 shares by Friday night. (York, 1/15)