Guidance: Hospital discharge service: policy and operating model

Department Of Health

February 19
10:21 2021

Hospital discharge service: policy and operating model

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Please read guidance on designated settings for people discharged to a care home for further information on discharging people who are likely to be infectious with COVID-19 from hospital to a care home.

This document sets out how health and care systems can ensure that people:

  • are discharged safely from hospital to the most appropriate place
  • continue to receive the care and support they need after they leave hospital

It replaces Coronavirus (COVID-19) hospital discharge service requirements published on 19 March 2020.

Published 21 August 2020
Last updated 19 February 2021 +show all updates
  1. Added link to 'Designated settings for people discharged to a care home'.

  2. Added HTML version of the guidance.

  3. First published.

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