4 December 2023

Brearley Outpatients Discharge Lounge to reopen following improvement works

The Discharge Lounge in Brearley Outpatients has reopened it’s doors following the completion of a project to improve the discharge experience for patients and relatives.

Patients who are being discharged from hospital and are going to be taken home by a relative or ambulance patient transport will be collected from the new discharge lounge at the Northern General Hospital.

Ward staff will ensure patients are transferred to the Discharge lounge where they will be looked after by our friendly nursing and support team while they await their transport. The Discharge lounge is a lovely comfortable new facility where refreshments and entertainment such as tv and crafts are available.

Sheffield Hospitals Charity have kindly supported us in the finishing touches to give a less clinical and closer to home feeling for our patients.

The Discharge Lounge, which is open 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday, will be easily accessible for ambulance, taxis and patients’ relatives (from number 7 on the site map link) with no need to find a parking space as you can pull straight up to the door.

Whilst the Lounge is designed to cater to the needs of many patients, there are some patients who may be better suited to remain on their current ward until discharged (such as patients who are receiving end stage palliative care or have an infectious disease). Please speak to your / your relative’s nurse to check if you are not sure of discharge arrangements.

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