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How will I be supported when discharged from hospital?

How will I be supported when discharged from hospital?

If you are leaving hospital, a social care practitioner will work with you to assess your needs and to support you when you return home wherever possible.

If this is not possible, it may be necessary to find you alternative arrangements. For example, care home bed.

Once you're considered ready to leave the hospital, the social care practitioner will aim to complete an assessment with you in two days. If you do require care, our brokerage service will aim to find the appropriate care provider to meet your needs.

If you want us to arrange care in your own home through our brokerage service and you are responsible for paying for your own care, we will charge you for this service.

We will ask you to make a swift decision on your care provider to ensure you're able to leave the hospital as quickly as possible. If you decline the offer which has been made, you may become subject to the hospital's own internal procedure.

After 6 weeks, a social care practitioner will complete a review with you to ensure the care is suitable for your ongoing needs.

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