Have you left hospital during Covid-19? Then we want to hear from you

Have you or a loved one been discharged from hospital? Did you know what to expect, and did you feel safe when you returned home? We want to hear your views, what worked well and what didn't. Tell us by completing the survey
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Did COVID-19 affect your care?

To respond to COVID-19 hospitals in Bolton had to quickly change. Tell us if this affected the care that you or your loved one received. 

If you’ve been receiving care in hospital there can be lots to think about when you’re getting ready to leave, such as any support you will need to help you manage your health and wellbeing.

During the coronavirus pandemic the usual processes hospitals follow to discharge you from their care changed to help free up beds. Because of this, if you’ve been in hospital recently you should have:

  • Been discharged within two hours, once you no longer need hospital care
  • Had your care and support needs assessed once you have left hospital
  • Been moved to the first available bed in a care home, if you cannot go home
  • Had any further care or support you need fully funded by the NHS

While these changes have successfully got people out of hospital and helped the NHS manage the demand created by coronavirus, we don’t know how the new processes are working for both patients, their families and healthcare professionals.

If you or your loved one is currently in hospital, find out what you should expect when being discharged in our advice and information article about leaving hospital.

Share your experience

We always want to hear from you about your experiences. If you or a loved one have been discharged from hospital during the pandemic then tell us about your experience

Share your experience

 

Why should you share your experiences of care?

NHS and social care staff are doing everything they can to support people through this pandemic, but they need your help to spot issues to make sure everyone receives good care.

We’re working with the British Red Cross to listen to your experiences of leaving hospital, so we can help the NHS and social care services understand how the changes brought in during COVID-19 are affecting people’s health and wellbeing – both positively and negatively.

This is why we launched our campaign #BecauseWeAllCare, to encourage everyone to support the NHS recover by providing feedback about health services.

If people are discharged from hospital too soon, they can end up right back where they started
— Anon

Tell us your views

Take ten minutes to tell us what happened when you or your loved one was discharged from hospital to improve care for everyone. You can also play your part in supporting the NHS to get back on track by sharing our survey with your friends, neighbours and networks.

Talk to someone about your experiences

We can provide you with advice and information about local health and care services. Just give us a call or drop us an email. 

01204 394603

info@healthwatchbolton.co.uk

Do health and social care services know what you really think?

Share your ideas and experiences and help services hear what works, what doesn’t, and what you want from care in the future. 

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