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Choice Policy

Patients who are safe to transfer do not benefit therapeutically from occupying acute beds and if beds are occupied by people waiting for arrangements outside the hospital to be made in their own home / housing issues and, including those requiring residential or nursing home care waiting for a place in a chosen home to become available, this effectively denies access to these beds for people who need them. Strong and positive engagement with the patient, carers and family, and all partners is therefore essential.

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Choice Policy

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Choice Policy - EQIA