By Uko Umotong, National Discharge and Community Services Manager
We know trusts are struggling to meet their targets for reducing super stranded patients. As part of the ongoing efforts to support trusts to reach their targets, NHS England and NHS Improvement have worked with partners to identify five key principles to help ensure patients are discharged in a safe, appropriate and timely way. These principals reflect the work that we undertake with hospital discharge teams across the country. We all know staying in hospital longer than is necessary is harmful to elderly people. We work with trusts and aim to support people back home with care or into a care home within five days of referral. Get in touch below.