Advice on hospital admissions and discharges (FS9)

People can only expect to remain in an NHS hospital while they are receiving medical treatment. Sometimes older people and their relatives feel unprepared for a return home or ill equipped for making more complex decisions about future care arrangements

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Consent – what you have a right to expect. A guide for adults

Information about what people with healthcare needs have a right to expect when asked for their consent to treatment

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Resident Participation in Health & Social Care Provision

Report of a workshop held to discuss how the residents of sheltered housing might have a greater say in the type and level of support and care available within their scheme and the manner of its provision. 3 case studies plus the key areas of good practic

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Hospital stays

This factsheet covers what should happen before, during and after your hospital stay, and how you can prepare for it. Information about processes and your rights refers to NHS hospitals, unless otherwise stated.

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Hospital Discharge Arrangements

This factsheet describes the arrangements that should be made for people leaving hospital and explains which services might be available and how to find out about and obtain them.

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What is Hospice Care?

Hospice care described as an approach to death and dying, with individual care that includes support for families of those receiving hospice care. Hospices can provide services at home, in day care & in the hospice.The range of services provided by hospic

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Hospice Care

Description of hospice care, and the type of services and staff provided

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Hospital Discharge (Factsheet 37)

This factsheet explains how your discharge from hospital should be managed following NHS treatment. The aim should be for you to stay in hospital no longer than necessary and to receive the ongoing care and support you need in the most appropriate place.

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