Hospital discharge service: action cards

The action cards summarise the responsibilities of health and care staff in the hospital discharge process.

Applies to England



These action cards are currently out of date and should not be used.

Updated cards, which are in line with the updated hospital discharge guidance, will be published soon.

Published 21 August 2020
Last updated 31 March 2022 + show all updates
  1. Deleted the action cards PDF and added a call out to reflect the action cards are out of date and should not be used. Updated cards will be published soon.

  2. Updated the key messages for all staff to include a link to 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): admission and care of people in care homes', which has guidance on isolation requirements for care home residents returning from hospital.

  3. The staff action cards have been updated to add single coordinator, case manager and transfer of care hub to the list of roles.

  4. First published.