Hospitals: Carers

Department of Health written question – answered on 7th December 2016.

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Photo of Baroness McDonagh Baroness McDonagh Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether communication with carers before patients are discharged from hospital will be included in the forthcoming carers strategy.

Photo of Lord Prior of Brampton Lord Prior of Brampton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health

The forthcoming carers strategy will reiterate the importance of ensuring that families and carers are involved in the planning of hospital discharge and the role of local partners in ensuring this works well in practice.

The strategy will also highlight the range of guidance and support available to local areas and to families.

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