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Coming out of hospital What should a discharge plan include?

What should a discharge plan include?

What should a discharge plan include?

A hospital discharge plan should include:

  • the name of the member of staff at the hospital who's responsible for checking you're discharged properly
  • arrangements for an assessment of your care needs, if necessary
  • details of any support, help, equipment or adaptations which are to be set up at your home before discharge, and information about who is responsible for providing these (with an idea of timescales)
  • details of any contacts to be made to the community health services, such as GP, district nurse or social worker

You can ask for a copy of your discharge plan, and so can your carer or representative - if you have one - with your permission.

The information was last updated on: 24th May 2017

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