Discharge Planning & Aftercare
Discharge planning commences from day one. Patient care is co-ordinated by a senior clinican with management oversite from a Consultant Psychiatrist. Care and treatment planning happens within the framework of the Care Programme Approach (CPA) and progress is reviewed at regular intervals. The patient, thier family, and carers are invited to CPA's.
Accessing community facilities to take part in social activities, including eating in cafes and restaurants, is an important part of the rehabilitation process. The Chimneys Clinic provides transport to facilitate all external activities.
Our day clinic enables us to continue to support patients post-discharge, as required. We work closely with local Community Eating Disorder Service (CEDS) teams to promote an integrated care pathway.
Our MDT invites representatives from CEDS and the funding authority to attend discharge planning meetings and provides a full handover.
We will request a follow-up appointment at our day clinic two weeks post-discharge to ensure that progress is being maintained and address any issues arising. We are always available to offer advice.