P_CIG_19 Choices Policy

Lincolnshire Community Health Services (LCHS) strives to provide high quality care to patients in their own home. When patients needs require them to be cared for in an alternate environment such as a community hospital or a short term community care (transitional) bed (assessment and treatment, transitional care, reablement or rehabilitation), LCHS teams manage this change but continue to aim for their patients to return to care provided in their own home as soon as possible. When ready for discharge (This means assessed by LCHS as safe and ready to be moved on from their present place of care) services remain committed to the principle of Home First which recognises the importance of discharge into patients own homes where this can be done safely.

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