COVID-19 hospital discharge service requirements

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The hospital discharge service requirements provide actions that must be taken immediately to enhance discharge arrangements and the provision of community support.

Translated versions of patient leaflets are available on the website.


Letter from Professor Keith Willett (NHS Strategic Incident Director – Coronavirus), Matthew Winn (Director of Community Health, NHS England & NHS Improvement), Rosamond Roughton (Director for Adult Social Care, Department of Health and Social Care) and Alex Skinner (Director, Local Government Finance, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Published 19 March 2020.



Guidance on when it is appropriate to discharge.

Updated 14 December 2020.