Staff Have Their Say at Patient Discharge Workshop Update

More than 50 colleagues recently attended the latest in a series of workshops to evaluate how the Discharge to Assess (D2A) guidance is working across the Early Intervention rehabilitation bed (P2) pathway.

The D2A is a process designed to rapidly discharge people from hospital once it is medically optimal and safe for them to return home.  Initially introduced during Covid-19, the government confirmed last year that this is now a permanent approach given the positive outcomes it has had for patients.

The workshop was attended by a range of professionals, mainly from the P2 team.  Ben Richards, Lead for the Early Intervention (EI) Beds Workstream and Director of Adult and Specialist Rehabilitation at BCHC gave an update on the EI programme including the 10,000+ unnecessary hospital admissions that have been avoided.

During the afternoon session, colleagues took part in group discussions to discuss what is working well, areas needing improvement and suggestions on how these can be made. Ben Richards said: “Delegates and presenters generated a lively discussion around the guidance across all aspects of the Early Intervention programme and within the Beds division particularly.  This is so important.  We always talk about ensuring that we listen to the patient voice but the voice of our staff is of equal importance.  They are on the front line and deliver the service.  Thank you to everybody who attended for their invaluable contribution both on and off the stage!

Further workshops are planned starting in November 2021.  Anybody interested in attending should contact Bashir Ramzan at bashir.ramzan2@nhs.net.