Military discharge support teams join the frontline at RSCH

Staff at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton welcomed six RAF personnel to the Trust last week who will be working with the Integrated Discharge Team (IDT).

The IDT are responsible for the safe transfer of patients who are medically fit to leave hospital to go home or onto another place of care. While the hospital is at its busiest, the IDT work together to improve patient flow to maximise capacity, and also to ensure patients receive the best care for their needs.

The RAF personnel, who are from units across the UK, will be supporting the team in non-clinical duties such as assisting with community referral forms, booking transport, and transferring patients down to the Discharge Unit.

Carolyn Morrice, the Chief Nurse at BSUH said:

“Making sure our patients have a safe discharge is very important to us here at BSUH and so we are thrilled to welcome the RAF who will be supporting our discharge team. Their assistance will be invaluable to teams on the frontline by helping to improve patient flow in the hospital and get patients home safely.”