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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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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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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