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Hospital discharge

Acute hospitals discharge criteria

To enable people to be discharged from hospital in a safe and timely manner, we have been working on the process to help ensure that the pathways are clear for where people have tested as COVID-19 positive and negative before leaving hospital. Taking on board feedback from providers we have developed the discharge process.

All patients being discharged from hospitals will be swabbed in advance of their discharge so that a test result will be available at point of discharge. Patients will not be discharged to a residential setting without a clear test result.

Reinstating normal funding arrangements

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