Hospital Discharge Support

At SDS CARE, we provide comprehensive support during each stage of the hospital discharge process to ensure our clients experience a seamless transition from hospital care to recuperation in their own homes or other healthcare facilities.

What is hospital discharge?

Hospital discharge is the process of leaving a hospital following medical treatment. It occurs when you no longer require inpatient care and are deemed fit to return home, or sometimes when you are transferred to another healthcare facility.

Typically, hospitals have a dedicated discharge planner who assists in coordinating the necessary information and post-discharge care. It’s essential for patients to have a clear understanding of their injury or illness and be aware of the subsequent steps they must take, such as taking medications or caring for any wound dressings.

To ensure a smooth transition, it’s crucial to know who to reach out to in case of any queries or issues. Both the discharge planner and your healthcare provider will be available to address your concerns and provide answers to any questions you may have.

How We Can Assist With Your Hospital Discharge

Planning for Discharge: The discharge process usually begins soon after admission and involves a team of healthcare professionals. They develop a discharge plan based on the patient’s medical condition, recovery progress, and personal circumstances. The goal is to ensure that the patient can
safely leave the hospital and continue their recovery elsewhere. We take part in meetings and planning processes.

Education and Training: The patient and their caregiver are often educated about their post discharge care. This can include instructions about medications, physical activity, diet, wound care, follow-up appointments, and when to seek emergency care.

Coordination with Post-Hospital Care Providers: If the patient requires ongoing care after discharge, we assist with support such as nursing and Allied Health. We ensure a smooth transition and continuity of care.

Discharge Summary: The hospital provides a discharge summary, a document that includes information about the patient's hospital stay, treatment, and recommendations for follow-up care. This is typically shared with the patient’s primary care doctor and other stakeholders.

Follow-Up Care: We assist with after-discharge, as the patient often has follow-up appointments
with their doctor or specialists to monitor their recovery.

Evaluation and Adjustment of Discharge Plan: The discharge plan is usually a flexible document that can be adjusted based on the patient’s recovery progress and needs. It’s evaluated regularly, and changes are made as necessary.

For more specific information on how we can assist your hospital discharge, please feel free to contact us.

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Are you ready to get more information and want to get the ball rolling with an NDIS plan? Call us on (07) 2800 8080 to know more about us or to fix an appointment.

You can also write to us to let us know about your needs and we will get back to you with our service details and an online free quote. Simply fill out the contact form and we will respond within 2 hours during business days. Monday – Friday 9am-5pm.

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