Discharge Lounge/Patient flow
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.
Sister - Band 6
Staff Nurse - Band 5
Health Care Assistant
Susan Hall - Sister
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