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Guardian features innovative Red Cross partnership

guardian mastheadThe Guardian newspaper recently spent a day with our elderly medicine team, finding out about our innovative partnership working with The British Red Cross.

The assisted discharge service supports elderly patients once they've left hospital by providing practical and emotional support.

"Seventy-two hours of support is just right,” Christine Ferguson, part of the Red Cross team, told The Guardian.

“You can take someone home, settle them in, make a cup of tea, get some shopping, check their home is safe by doing a risk assessment and then leave them once you’re sure everything is OK.

"By 72 hours, the majority of people are up and coping and we can see the difference over three days. They’re beginning to get their confidence back and you feel proud you’ve been able to help them.”

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