Reference 2020-557

REF:       2020-557      

Subject:   COVID Test      

          

 

Request:

How many patients were discharged from the trust’s care into care settings from March 3, 2020 to the present without a Covid test prior to discharge or without receiving the result of a Covid test?

 

Could you break this down into the various care settings please ie care homes, intermediate care, hospice, home care and others?

 

Response:

 

How many patients were discharged from the trust’s care into care settings from March 3, 2020 to the present without a Covid test prior to discharge or without receiving the result of a Covid test? Between March 3rd and the advent of national guidance to screen care home (and hospice) discharges for COVID-19 prior to discharge, patients were discharged to care homes without screening in line with national policy. Since the advent of the change in national policy, no patients have been discharged to care settings without a screen in the 48-hours prior to discharge.

 

The exceptions to this are patients who have tested positive for COVID

Could you break this down into the various care settings please ie care homes, intermediate care, hospice, home care and others?