Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

Follow-up to PHSO report on unsafe discharge from hospital inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Report and Government response published.

Report published

The report looks at the work already carried out by the PHSO (Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman) which highlighted harrowing cases that illustrated the human costs of poor discharge, causing suffering and distress for patients, and anguish for their carers and relatives.

Poor patient discharge can take the form of both delayed transfers of care, where patients are kept in hospital longer than is necessary, and premature or early discharge, where patients are discharged before it is clinically safe to do so, or without appropriate support in place.

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