Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_4626

Date Request Received: 01/10/2018 09:18:05

Date Request Replied To: 01/11/2018 09:13:17

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Request Summary: Discharge Checklist

Request Category: Charities

Question Number 1:
Do you have a discharge checklist document available for staff to use when patients are leaving your hospital?
Answer To Question 1:
Question Number 2:
If so, when is this discharge checklist completed?

a. At point of discharge
b. Within 12 hours before discharge
c. 12 to 24 hours before discharge
d. 25 to 48 hours before discharge
e. More than 48 hours before discharge
f. Other
Answer To Question 2:
During discharge planning - not time specific
Question Number 3:
Was this check list developed using guidance issued by Department of Health or NHS England? If so please tick the applicable guidance:

a. Achieving timely ‘simple’ discharge from hospital: A toolkit for the multi-disciplinary team. (NHS)
b. Ready to go? Planning the discharge and the transfer of patients from hospital and intermediate care. (DH)
c. Discharge from hospital: pathway, process and practice (DH)
d. Other - please provide the name
Answer To Question 3:
Question Number 4:
4. If you have a written discharge checklist, does it contain any of the following:

a. Method of transport for the patient post discharge
b. If relatives or carers have been informed of the discharge, prior to the discharge
c. If new medicines have been prescribed during the hospital stay
d. If the home environment (where an individual is discharged to) is a suitable place for the patient to recuperate in.
e. If essential food, water, heating are available in home environment
f. If written or verbal advice has been given to the patient
g. If the patient requires a mobility aid (including a wheelchair)
Answer To Question 4:
All except d and f.
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