Care and clinical support
Hospital Discharge Service
Ward and community based housing support.
- Customer stories
Our Hospital Discharge Service (HDS) offers housing advice and support for patients both in a ward-based setting then, following discharge, in the community.
Read our customer stories to see how our service has supported customer back into the community.
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Based on the ward and working alongside the existing multidisciplinary team, our team support those identified as presenting with a housing related need.
We work with customers from their point of admission to the ward, helping to secure safe and suitable housing. This means that when the customer is deemed medically fit for discharge, there are no housing related barriers.
They have helped meet patients’ needs in terms of accommodation which typically causes delay in discharge. This has also taken the workload off the nursing staff in fulfilling this role.
The team have a great relationship with ward staff, they are always happy to talk, answer questions or give advice.
In a 6 month study
We've been able to...
Reduce the average duration of inpatient stays by 74 days
This equates to...
A saving of £28k+ per person, or £1.7m across the service