If you need to stay overnight or longer in hospital.
You will be discharged from hospital once the doctors decide you are medically fit.
If you need some care and support when you leave, the ward will contact the hospital discharge team to assess what help you might need. A multi-disciplinary team (social workers, therapists, nurses) will then arrange the support you need before you are discharged.
If you’re worried that a family member or friend might need help and you’re not sure that it’s been arranged, speak to staff on the ward.
If your needs don't change following your stay in hospital, it is likely that you will continue to receive the same support when you leave.
If you are in hospital for a longer period of time, or your needs change, then your situation will be reassessed to work out what support you might need for discharge.
What if I find it difficult to cope when I get home?
If you return home from hospital and are finding it difficult to cope, contact Adult Social Care to talk about what support might be available to you.
Staff from Age UK Salford can help Salford residents aged 55 years or more, who have been to accident and emergency or who have been inpatients. Staff work with the hospital doctors and nurses to find out what help you may need before and after you are discharged from hospital. Depending on your needs, Age UK can help you, for a few days up to a maximum of six weeks, to get better and retain your independence.
The Carers Emergency Scheme allows you to prepare for emergency admission into hospital - making sure plans are in place for the person you care for.
Adult social care is now provided by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust