Swindon Hospital Discharge report - November 2020

The process the NHS follow to discharge people from hospital changed during the coronavirus pandemic. We launched a one-month-long hospital discharge survey in July to find out your experiences during the height of the pandemic, below is our report.
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In July 2020 Healthwatch England, in partnership with the Care Quality Commission, launched the #BecauseWeAllCare campaign. 

As part of this year-long campaign the hospital discharge survey was launched for one month, starting in July and finishing in August 2020. 

This report provides a summary of:

  • What worked well and what the key issues were that the public faced when being discharged from hospital because of COVID-19
  • If Great Western Hospital were able to meet the targets set within the guidance

Read the report to find out what people told us about their experience of hospital discharge in Swindon during the pandemic.

Swindon Hospital Discharge report November 2020

If you need this report in a different format, please email info@healthwatchswindon.org.uk or call 01793 497 777.

Want to get involved? the Hospital Discharge Survey may have ended, but there is still time for you to get involved. 

#BecauseWeAllCare is a year-long campaign where you share your experiences of health and social care services to help us support and influence change. 

In addition, in partnership with the British Red Cross, Healthwatch England reviewed the hospital discharge experiences of 590 people. Here is their latest report.

British Red Cross and Healthwatch England report

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