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Planning for your Discharge

This will start on day of admission. Leaving hospital before midday and as soon as patients are well enough, aims to reduce unnecessary delays, aid a speedier recovery and improve the patients experience. If you need to be transferred to an intermediate care bed, we will send you to the first available bed. This may not be the closest to where you live. The priority is to start your rehabilitation as soon as possible.


When your treatment is complete it is important that your discharge is not delayed.

We will fully involve you in planning your discharge, together with a relative, career, or friend as appropriate.  We will discuss and agree any equipment/support needs you may have.

What can family, friends and carers do to help?

  • Make arrangements to be available at the time of discharge.
  • Make the home comfortable for the patients return.
  • Arrange help around the house. Or we can advise on this issue.
  • Arrange transport, suitable clothing and footwear to leave hospital in.
  • Please ensure the heating is on if required, and the house keys are available.
  • Please stock the patient’s home with some basic food provisions.
  • Please let us know if you require a medical (sick) certificate.
  • If you live alone and need support, please inform your nurse at the earliest time.
  • For Social Services, there is a criteria to meet. For Personnel Care and meal prep only, speak to your nurse.
  • We can also provide a small food parcel.

Useful Contact Numbers

Age Concern UK  
0800 678 1174

Age Concern Cymru
0800 223 444

Carers UK
0808 808 7777

Care Line Liverpool
0151 233 3800

Citizen’s Advice UK
0344 4111 444

Citizen’s Advice Wales
0344 4772 020

Dementia UK
0207697 4160

Golden Thread Team Flint

Life Line  
0845 075 3900

Liverpool Stroke Recovery Service
0151 305 0023

The Silver Line  
0800 470 8090


On the day of discharge, we will discuss your medication with you. Don’t be afraid to ask about any changes to your medication and if any medications have been stopped. Following discharge if you have any questions about your medication please discuss with your GP or community pharmacist. You will be given information to take away explaining the reason for your stay. We will inform you if you need a follow up appointment or further investigations.

We will ask for your feedback on the service provided.

For more information on Discharge please visit the Discharge Information.

Discharge Support Team Contact Details