As part of the work of the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership and working in close coordination with NHS Lothian and City of Edinburgh Council’s Health and Social Care Department, EVOC has secured funding through the Integrated Care fund to deliver the LOOPs Hospital Discharge Support Programme.
We believe that this work will be a first in Scotland, in that it builds a coherent single interface for the Third Sector into the hospital environment, with the support of both Health and Social Care colleagues, and which will see the delivery of an end-to-end service to improve discharge efficiency and supports for older people.
The project works on a number of levels and with a range of people but starts by placing Third Sector staff in key positions – both within the Locality Hub and within the acute hospital Discharge Hub.
To find out more about the project, read our Hospital Discharge Project Briefing.
We will be hosting a range of engagement events in May and June 2016. For further information please visit the Discharge Project News and Events page