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Hospital discharge publications

The Department of Health and Social Care have published new documents to support hospital discharge processes; these take account of the learning from the pandemic and support the discharge to assess principles on which the COVID-19 Hospital Discharge Service Requirements were based.

The documents aim to reinforce appropriate and timely discharge, ensuring individuals have the best possible outcomes when they return home from hospital. The policy and operating model outlines the national policy for discharge across health and social care, and action cards provide role-based specifications which highlight the important elements of work for key groups of staff involved in discharging patients.