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Leaving Hospital

When you are coming to the end of your stay in hospital in Doncaster, you will go through the following process to help ensure that you get back on your feet as quickly and safely as possible:

I'm ready to leave hospital

If you can go home without needing any support then your discharge will be arranged by the ward staff directly with you. 
If you were receiving support before going into hospital and this support needs restarting or increasing this will be organised by the Hospital Integrated Discharge Team. If you're well enough to leave hospital, but you may need some short term help to get you home, there is non assessed help with AgeUK and Doncaster Council Wellbeing available. 

If you need some additional support

Health and Social Care workers will take a joined up approach to work out what is right for you. 

Getting my independence back

If this means you need some help with normal tasks for a short while, such as:

  • Assistance to help you up in the morning and back to bed at night 
  • Assistance with toileting 
  • Assistance with meal preparation 
  • Support with medication 
  • Assistance with shopping 

The STEPs team will help you get your independance back.

I need on-going support to live independently

After the programme, you will hopefully be back on your feet. 
If you still require on-going support this will be identified during the programme, Social Care workers will assess what further support you will need through the personal budget process this will identify how best we can support you and may include: 

• Aids, adaptations, and equipment including Telecare 

For more information on personal budgets, click here



Last reviewed: 15/11/2016