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Early Supported Discharge (ESD)

Early Supported Discharge

Early Supported Discharge (ESD) is designed to enable the accelerated discharge of Stroke patients to their home, providing specialist rehabilitation and social support in a home setting rather than an acute hospital ward.

The Early Supported Discharge team comprises of a variety of specialist therapists, social and support workers and a project manager with administrative support.

The team visits patients in their home setting enabling patients to undergo rehab in a familiar home setting and thus increasing patient flow and bed availability within the acute hospital.

Within the Network an ESD service is currently offered for patients at UHNS and a pilot is underway to develop a similar service within Shropshire.