Martin Barkley, Chief Executive, at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said:
“National guidance has been issued to spinal units in England, which states that trusts should: ‘Facilitate discharges of patients out of the spinal cord injury unit who are fit for discharge. For those unable to be discharged home, for discharge to local non-acute facilities including non-NHS capacity.’
“In accordance with this guidance our clinicians have been reviewing every patient.
“Mose Masoe has made superb progress with his rehabilitation during his stay at Pinderfields Hospital and was due to be discharged from inpatient care in the near future. However, after discussion with him and his rugby club, his discharge has been able to be brought forward and he will be receiving further rehabilitation at his home.
“We thank Mose Masoe for the kind words he has shared during his time on the spinal unit regarding the care he has received from us. He leaves us with our very best wishes.”