It is vitally important for patients that they have a timely and effective discharge.

Too often patients do not leave our care as soon as they should.

Mistakes at any stage of a patient’s journey can delay their discharge.

This has serious implications for their well-being, other patients, your colleagues and the hospital as a whole.

It is important that everyone plays their part to ensure that the right patient goes to the right location at the right time, first time, every time. In doing so this will deliver our vision:
Best Care for Everyone


The Patient's Journey

The pathway to a timely and efficient discharge

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Follow the process here...

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  • ACU
    Acute Care Unit
  • AEC
    Ambulatory Emergency CARE
  • CCG
    Clinical Commissioning Group
  • ED
    Emergency Department

  • EDD
    Estimated Date of Discharge
  • IDT
    Integrated Discharge Team
  • Pulmonary Embolism
    Pulmonary embolism: A sudden blockage in a lung artery. The blockage is usually caused by a blood clot that travels to the lung from a vein in the leg.

  • SORT
    Sick patients, Out today or tomorrow, Rest of patients, To come in.
  • SPCA
    Single Point Clinical Access
  • TTO (Pharmacy medication)
    To Take Out