Discharge Lounge/Patient flow

Discharge Lounge

The Discharge Lounge is a designated area, less hectic than the wards, where patients are prepared to go home.

This preparation involves speaking to the pharmacists about any medications the patient is taking with them and to chat to nursing staff about any on-going care and treatment (such as referral to a district nurse or community therapist).


Staff will also discuss follow up appointments, rehabilitation and support services that can help with problems they may have after leaving hospital.


The Discharge Lounge is based on Elizabeth Ward close to the visitors' entrance.

Staff Profile

Sister - Band 6

Staff Nurse - Band 5


Pharmacy Technician

Health Care Assistant



Occupational Therapist

Placement Contact

Susan Hall - Sister


01246 513581

The following graphic represents the nursing procedures that will be encountered in this placement area, according to the Annexe B section of the Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (2018).


Green: Encountered frequently/daily

Amber: Encountered occasionally/rarely

Red: Never encountered

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