"Discharge procedure ."

About: Royal Derby Hospital

I was informed by consultant 18/03/2016 that I would probably be discharged next day 19/03/2016. 9-am approx l was informed by a consultant l would be discharged subject to discharge letter being signed by discharging consultant., I waited until approx.2.30pm.

Before being released. I found this waiting to be a distressful experience, surely discharge letters could be signed at the start of the daytime consultants rounds?? If this could be implemented you would not have to feed,and nurse patients, and would allow cleaning staff to carry out their duties without working round patients.

A fabulous Hospital, fantastic nursing staff , I do hope you circulate these comments

To staff of ward 404.

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Response from Royal Derby Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent experience when being discharged from Ward 404.

I can confirm that your comments will be forwarded to the ward management team for their information.

If we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to get in contact with the Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) on 0800 783 7691.

Kind Regards,


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