The Discharge Nursing Team was set up to support safe, timely discharge planning within South Tyneside District Hospital, in conjunction with the Hospital Discharge Policy.
The Team consists of a Safe Care Lead and five Senior Discharge Planning Nurses with Admin support. The focus of the team is to support ward staff with both simple and complex discharges, working in collaboration with other members of the multi-disciplinary team across primary and secondary care.
Discharge planning nurses work closely within Accident and Emergency department and Emergency Assessment Unit to prevent hospital admissions/ re-admissions, working closely with the Intermediate Care Team and hospital social work team to ensure appropriate care pathways.
Our role is to:
The service is provided 7 days per week - Monday-Friday 8-8pm, weekends/Bank holidays 8.30-4.30pm
We are based on ward 5 within South Tyneside District Hospital and can be contacted on 0191 4041000 ext 2115/ 2116 Bleep 701
South Tyneside District Hospital, South Shields, 0191 404 1000