|Discharge Policy for Adult Patients|
|Written by Head Of Capacity Management|
This document sets out for staff across the Trust and other partner agencies what is required to ensure effective discharge planning. It includes an outline of the roles and responsibilities of the multi-disciplinary/multi-agency team, key principles fundamental to effective discharge, and the range of factors that need to be considered with patients and carers during the discharge pathway.
It outlines all matters pertaining to the process of patient discharge and follows guidance in “Discharge from Hospital: Pathway, Process and Practice” DH Jan 03, “Achieving Timely Simple Discharge from Hospital” DH Aug 04 as well as key legislation including Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc) Act 2003 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
This policy operates alongside the Trust’s Standard Discharge Framework to ensure effective integrated multi-disciplinary and multi-agency team working. The standards outlined in this policy should be adhered to regardless of the nature of the discharge being planned or time of day or the borough/county to which the patient is being discharged.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 January 2011 11:47|