Improving hospital admission and discharge for people who are homeless

This report was commissioned by the Department of Health to support the delivery of the commitment made by the Ministerial Working Group on Homelessness in their 'Vision to End Rough Sleeping' report, published in July 2011

This report draws together the direct experiences of clients and staff to provide an updated national picture of hospital admission and discharge practice for people who are homeless. It identifies examples of effective working, as well as where improvements still need to be made. It builds on existing guidance on hospital admission and discharge to propose a set of standards which can be applied regardless of the specific models of practice in place.