Unsafe discharge from hospital

hospital-1338585_960_720The House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) has published Follow-up to Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) report on unsafe discharge from hospital.

The inquiry found that the discharge failures identified by the May 2016 PHSO report are not isolated incidents but examples of problems that patients, relatives and carers are experiencing more widely.  The committee identified a need for more data to be gathered on the scale and impact of these discharge failures.  It identified a lack of integration between health and social care is preventing seamless discharge processes, coordinated around the patient’s needs.

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