This page focuses-in on a key aspect of Cordis Bright's work.
These five short updates explore the way in which the social care market influences hospital discharge. In the first, we find some correlation between the number of nursing beds in a locality and the ability to transfer patients swiftly. The second explores the challenge of homecare provision and outlines the way in which CCGs and hospitals may be able to help influence availability. Our third update explores options for improving the recruitment and retention of social workers in hospital discharge teams.
The fourth update shows the results of our research to understand how many younger adults (i.e. those aged under 65) experience delayed transfers of care. Anecdotally, clients tell us that this group, although fewer in number, can contribute quite significantly to the challenge of hospital discharge. As this article shows, we found it hard to uncover clear facts, but have gathered some data which begins to demonstrate the scale of the issue.
Finally, the fifth update explores the recent reduction in overall rates of DToC. We conclude that social care’s critical role in reducing DToC may be declining and there are signs that the recent reductions in DToC may be difficult to maintain.