Follow-up to PHSO report on unsafe discharge from hospital Contents

Contents

Summary

1 Introduction

Simple and Complex patient discharge

Overview of the PHSO Report

Our objectives

2 Understanding the problem

Discharging patients before they are ready

Delayed transfers of care

Poor communication with relatives and carers

Variation of best practice implementation

3 Barriers to best practice implementation

Barriers within hospitals

Barriers across care systems

4 National responsibilities for improving discharge practice

The Discharge Programme Board

Initiatives to promote integrated working

Long-term sustainability of social care funding

Future integration policy

Concluding remarks

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes

Witnesses

Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament





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