Staff on the wards begin planning patients’ discharge upon admission. Patients are assessed and referred – where appropriate – to relevant professionals such as a physiotherapist or occupational therapist.

The hospital has a team of discharge co-ordinators who work across health and social care settings to ensure patients are safely discharged. The discharge co-ordinators are experienced in working with patients, carers, relevant family members and healthcare professionals. This may result in some patients being transferred to Clifton Hospital – to continue a plan of treatment or any ongoing rehabilitation needs that patients may have.