Facilitated Early Discharge
This programme focusses on helping support a safe and speedy discharge from hospital.
Working closely with colleagues within the Lewisham and Greenwich Trust, clinicians in the hospital have the opportunity to identify patients that do not necessarily need to remain in hospital and can receive adequate onward care within their own home or place of residence.
The aim of this pathway is to free up bed space within the hospital to ensure that those that require beds are able to access them for the period of their recovery.
Patients deemed suitable for an earlier discharge by a clinician are referred into the NHS@Home service, whereby their care will be continued using a multi-disciplinary team, primarily utilising remote methods of care, but providing home visits where required for a period of 14 days.