Guidance: Hospital discharge service: action cards

Department Of Health

October 6
11:08 2021


The action cards set out how these roles will change in line with the hospital discharge service: policy and operating model:

  • medical staff (doctors)
  • matron and ward manager (nurse in charge)
  • acute therapy teams
  • bedded rehabilitation staff
  • social care staff
  • local system commissioners
  • managers of the discharge team
  • members of the discharge team
  • single coordinator
  • case manager
  • transfer of care hub
Published 21 August 2020
Last updated 6 October 2021 +show all updates
  1. Updated the key messages for all staff to include a link to 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): admission and care of people in care homes', which has guidance on isolation requirements for care home residents returning from hospital.

  2. The staff action cards have been updated to add single coordinator, case manager and transfer of care hub to the list of roles.

  3. First published.

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