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Leaving Hospital


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You should not be discharged from hospital until you are medically fit. If you or someone you care for are worried about managing at home when you are well enough to leave the ward then we may be able to offer support and advice in relation to planning your discharge.
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If you have been admitted to hospital and you, the ward staff, or anyone who supports you at home feels that you may have difficulty managing at home without some support, ward staff will hold a conversation with you to ascertain what matters to you in regards to your needs. The ward staff may then refer on to Social Services and a Social Care Practitioner will continue this conversation and establish what support you may need in conjunction with support from your carer and/or family, if appropriate.

After the Social Care Practitioner has met with you, we will then discuss what help and support is available to meet your needs, depending on your situation.

Our aim is for you to stay in your own home as long as possible, therefore on your discharge if it's appropriate, we may arrange a temporary reablement support package; this will depend upon your needs and eligibility. The aim of the service is to facilitate a safe and timely discharge whilst promoting wellbeing, recovery, and independence, enabling people to remain in their own homes for as long as is possible.

If you need some minor equipment to help you to manage at home, we can help to arrange for these items to be delivered or fitted in your house to help you maintain your independence and quality of life.

In the event that you are not able to return home, the options available to you will be discussed, to maintain your independence this could be different housing option, such as Extra Care Housing. On discharge some people need 24-hour care, these options will be dependent on your needs at the time.

Help and Support available to return home from hospital

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