Leaving hospital: Briefing on discharge from mental health inpatient services

MIND, December 2017

Briefing on standards that those being discharged from hospital, after a mental health crisis, should expect out in terms of planning and follow up.  However, despite examples of excellent practice that show what can be done, MIND have  heard from hundreds of people whose experience does not measure up.  This briefing gives examples of good practice.

Click here to view the standards.

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Lack of support after hospital doubles readmissions for older people

Royal Voluntary Service, November 2014

Older people returning home from hospital without enough support are more than twice as likely to be readmitted within three months, according to a new report published by the Royal Voluntary Service.

The findings of the report reveal in the last five years almost 200,000 people aged over 75 returned home from hospital without the support they needed to look after themselves, and thousands of readmissions could be prevented if they received more help at discharge.

Click here for further information and to download the report.