Oh yes we hear you say, but we have them already aren’t they called the Discharge Team at the hospital?
No! this is someone who is truly independent of the Hospital and Social Services who acts on behalf of the Care Homes and the resident to ensure a safe and appropriate discharge from The hospital to the Care Home. This is the first time this model has been adopted in the UK. and SECHA has been asked not only to be involved but also to be the driving force behind it.
Whilst this is still in its infancy we wanted to let our members know what SECHA was doing. This, if successful could bring a lot of benefits to our members. Of course there is a trust issue at the heart of this project which is why SECHA is involved.
Could this be the first project where Care Homes manage a system for Care Homes?
Come and hear more .ask questions find out, at our conference on the 9th November be involved at the early stages.