The Hospital Discharge Team are based on site at Whiston (STHK) and Aintree (LUFT) Hospitals. They undertake social care needs assessments for patients on wards for whom they receive an Assessment Notification. They work with patients to identify suitable care and support arrangements to enable them to be discharged safely and effectively, with ‘Home First’ the guiding principle of all hospital discharge related activity.
Whilst the Hospital Discharge Team consists only of staff from Adult Social Care, the overall discharge process is managed by a team of health and social care staff located within the St Helen’s and Knowsley (Whiston base) hospital and Liverpool University Hospital Trust (Aintree Hospital) site. This multi-disciplinary team which works collaboratively with partner authorities such as Liverpool, Sefton, Halton, and St Helen’s Councils; the team also works with colleagues in housing, Police, environmental health, district nurses, therapy, matron’s, consultants, and GPs to ensure safe discharges from hospital are facilitated in a timely manner.