Helping Peter back home: How Curo’s step down service helps hospital patients get on with their futureCuro’s hospital step down service offers a home from home for patients who are ready to leave hospital, but need to stay somewhere with a little more support15:16, 13 JUL 2017Updated09:57, 14 JUL 2017Peter Butler was helped out of hospital into Curo’s ‘hospital step down’ accommodation which supports people to regain independence after a hospital stay Get Daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailFormer serviceman Peter Butler enjoyed an active life until a life changing illness turned his life upside down, leaving him unable to return to his home or his old job.Although Peter had Type 2 Diabetes he was very active and loved swimming and playing golf.He was still working and looking forward to retirement when, out of the blue, he was diagnosed with osteomyelitis, a serious bone infection, which resulted in his right leg being amputated just below the knee.Peter’s life had changed dramatically almost overnight. After surgery and a full clinical recovery he was medically ready to be discharged from hospital.But this wasn’t possible. Peter couldn’t be discharged because he was unable to return to his home which was split level inside and had steps leading up to it.That’s where a free of charge service run by Bath based housing association and house builder Curo came in.
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The effects of linoleic acid (LA (C18:2)) and its degradation by products on hydrogen (H 2) production were examined at 37 degrees C and an initial pH value of 5.0 using granular and flocculated mixed anaerobic cultures from the same source. In the flocculated cultures, the H 2 consumers were inhibited to a greater extent when compared to the granular cultures. The maximum H 2 yields were 2.52 +/ 0.2 and 1.9 +/ 0.2 mol mol( 1) glucose in the flocculated and granular cultures, respectively.