MORE than 1,000 hospital beds every day were taken up by patients who were well enough to go home over the busy winter period, new figures have revealed.

Over four weeks from mid-December, an average of 1,216 beds a day were lost as a result of delayed discharges, according to figures provided by health boards to the BBC under the Freedom of Information Act.

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