Admission and Discharge Policy and Procedure #2
This policy has been fully updated to reflect the need to prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital and ensure effective, safe and timely discharges from hospital. Checklists are included to support clear communication between providers. The policy applies to transfer to or from hospital or respite care. The title has been changed from ‘Hospital Discharge Policy and Procedure’ to ‘Admission and Discharge Policy and Procedure’ to reflect the additional content and this policy replaces policy number SCA17.