Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5935

Date Request Received: 27/11/2020 15:48:44

Date Request Replied To: 23/12/2020 09:50:02

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Request Summary: policies, procedures or guidelines re patient discharge

Request Category: Students (Educational)

Question Number 1:
I would like to request:
1. An electronic copy of any policies, procedures or guidelines within the trust regarding or relating to patient discharge from hospital: specifically -
a. Patient self-discharge from hospital
b. Discharge against medical advice
c. Missing/Absconded patients
Answer To Question 1:
1. Effective discharge policy can be found at the following link,3e91eb78-5ca5-4872-8099-ee6f9d089daf

2. Section 2.2.15 covers self-discharge from hospital in the effective discharge policy

3. Section 2.2.15 covers discharge against medical advice in the effective discharge policy

4. Missing patient policy can be found at the following link,61c94f64-5fd9-4ddb-94ee-9ec7a5e8fa67

Question Number 2:
Your 30-day readmission rates from the dates of 01/05/2020 to 01/11/2020 for patients who were:
1. Admitted in an emergency (on the original spell/admission).
2. Chose to self-discharge/ discharge against medical advice
Answer To Question 2:
See attached spreadsheet.FOI_5935 - Self discharges.xlsx
Please see attachments:
FOI_5935 - Self discharges.xlsx
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