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Award for 'Home from Hospital' team

Staff recognised for their work supporting the early discharge of patients from hospital

Home from Hospital Team

East Renfrewshire's Home from Hospital team, made up of health and social work staff, were awarded East Renfrewshire Local Awards' overall winner at this year's NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's Celebrating Success event.

The team work together to ensure that patients from East Renfrewshire can get discharged from hospital as soon as it is safe to do so with appropriate support in place.They were credited for being one of only a few Home from Hospital team across Greater Glasgow and Clyde that has managed to achieve 0% delayed discharges and regularly meets the 72 hour discharge target significantly reducing inpatient bed days.

They begin the planning of a patient's discharge as soon as they are admitted to hospital.  The team work with ward staff, community agencies and third sector organisations to put in place a package of care that meets the needs each individual patient.