Rochdale residents asked to share their experience of being discharged from hospital.

Residents in the Rochdale borough are being asked to share their experience of being discharged from hospital to help identify what is working well and where improvements could be made.
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Following the publication of Healthwatch England’s report on hospital discharge  Healthwatch Rochdale want to know how the process is working for local people. This is also following concerns raised at a recent Advisory Group meeting that people were being discharged from hospital without receiving follow up support and were being left with unmet needs.

The hospital discharge process has changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic with patients being discharged more quickly from hospital to free up capacity to cope with a surge in demand. This meant anyone who may need out-of-hospital support to help them recover would now have their needs assessed after being discharged, rather than in hospital. 

Sharing your experience with Healthwatch Rochdale helps us identify where local services are working well and where improvements can be made. We then make recommendations for improvements to services based on the feedback we receive. Public feedback is used to shape and improve services both locally and nationally.

We know that local NHS services and staff are working hard in new and challenging circumstances. That is why it is more important than ever to share your experience with Healthwatch Rochdale so that we can work together with the local NHS and let them know what is working well and what needs improving
— Kate Jones, Healthwatch Rochdale Chief Executive Officer

You can share your experience of being discharged from hospital via our feedback form  or by telephoning 01706 249 575.

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