Discharge Planning

Implementing a successful transition of care from hospital to home needs careful planning. The aim of this planning is to ensure that the child’s care is continuous and the parents receive the support and education that enables them to provide safe care without undue stress. The aim should be to have the first discharge meeting as soon as possible to plan for the child's discharge from hospital.

NHS Lothian (2009) identified the principles of good discharge planning and these include:

Useful documents: