discharge from hospital

discharge from hospital

An NHS term for the formal transfer of a person from hospital, after an inpatient episode of care, to an appropriate setting—e.g., home, care home, care home with nursing. Discharge from hospital involves developing and implementing a multi-disciplinary care plan to ensure that any rehabilitation, recuperation and continuing health and social care needs are identified and met.
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A SPECIALIST health and social care team is working around the clock to support patients' discharge from hospital in Northumberland and North Tyneside.
Contract notice: Supported discharge from hospital for East and West Suffolk.
JOCKEY Mikey Fogarty's discharge from hospital in Britain has been delayed as he waits for a back brace, writes Jessica Lamb.
Deputy High Court judge Frances Patterson QC also directed the that, after his discharge from hospital, Sorinwa is to be tagged and to report weekly to the authorities.
In his own name and on behalf of the medical city of Faisal bin Muammar, Secretary General of King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue, congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques on complete recovery and discharge from hospital.
As with the physically ill, the problem is the current malaise in NHSWales of premature discharge from hospital with the emphasis being shifted to "Care in the Community".
According to research by the party, 6,204 people were recorded as having no fixed abode on discharge from hospital care in 2007, up from 4,048 in 2003.
The scheme enables adults who have received a full knee or hip replacement or who have suffered a hip fracture, to receive a Hospital at Home service, accelerating their discharge from hospital.
Vital advice about dietary changes was not given in 50 per cent of cases when stroke patients were on the point of discharge from hospital, with a third saying they were not given any information about physical exercise, a study for the Stroke Association found.
The 2003 Reports notes that 82 per cent of patients surveyed felt their discharge from hospital was handled smoothly and the 86 per cent of patients, who required follow-up care at the hospital, received it.
Patients can now look forward to a speedier discharge from hospital thanks to a new system of dispensing medicine.
The Middlesbrough centre has a team of staff who aim to encourage early discharge from hospital and prevent unnecessary admissions.