The Discharge Lounge is a comfortable, safe, and relaxing environment for patients to be collected by transport, friend or family member and is open between the hours of 8am and 8pm.
Patients due to transfer to the Discharge Lounge will need to be notified the day before their expected discharge date. Ward MDT will be required to advise the patient’s carers and relatives that they can be collected from the Discharge Lounge, rather than the ward.
Staff at the Discharge Lounge continue to deliver the highest level of patient care and ensure that the final part of a patient’s stay at Blackpool Teaching Hospital is a restful one. Here, staff will ensure that patients have the correct medication and paperwork before they return home.
Please note, the exclusion criteria for the Discharge Lounge are as follows:
- End of Life
- Infectious patients
- Covid positive patients
The Discharge Lounge needs to be part of the patient pathway, so patients should expect to be collected from the lounge at the end of their stay. If you require any further information on the discharge lounge, please contact our staff directly on the following number 52060.