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Admission, Discharge and Transfer Policy

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South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust ‘The Trust’ will ensure that the admission, discharge or transfer of service users within services is effective, consistent and encompasses a whole systems approach to care, which should provide a positive experience for service users and carers and involves a seamless process between teams, services and organisations. It reiterates that care must be organised around the needs of individual service users and carers; and that the transfer between services includes negotiation and agreement and that the process is well managed.


Link to the full Policy:

Admission Discharge Transfer Policy

Link to the Equalities Impact Analysis:

Admission Discharge Transfer Policy - EIA

Link to the Standard Operating Procedures:

Under 18s Admission SOP

Link to the SOP Associated Documents:

Appendix 1 - Referral for Access Assessment into Inpatient Services for Children

Appendix 2 - Access Assessment for Inpatient Services for Children & Young People

Appendix 3 - Operating Handbook Protocol

Link to the SOP Equalities Impact Analysis:

Under 18s Admission to Adult Mental Health Ward SOP- EIA