Hospital Discharge Information

It can be a very stressful time if your cared for person is admitted to hospital. It is important to speak to hospital staff and alert them to the fact you are their carer. You may wonder what it will be like when they come out of hospital. It is important to note that caring is a choice and it should not be assumed that you wish to do it.

If you do wish to continue in your caring role it is important to plan for your cared for person’s hospital discharge. Carers UK and Age UK have created some useful guides on what to expect when your cared for person is admitted to hospital.

Carers and hospital Discharge Toolkit front cover

New Carers and Hospital Discharge toolkit

NHS London has launched a new Carers and Hospital Discharge Toolkit to improve the experiences of carers and the people they care for during the hospital discharge journey.

This has been co-produced with carers and in partnership with Carers UK, Mobilise, Carers First, Carers Trust and the London Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS).

For more information and to have a look at the toolkit, see the following link:


If you would like to speak to one of the Adult Carer Support Team about any difficulties you are facing at this time please call the support line on 020 8867 2380 or email