High impact change 7 : discharge without delay

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This High Impact Change primarily focusses on preventing delay in patient journeys through early and effective planning for discharge with the patient, their family and carers taking a ‘home first’ ethos, and the adoption of a ‘planned date of discharge’ (PDD) approach.


  • Optimise discharge without any delays 
  • Improve patient experience by simplifying the discharge process
  • Improve length of stay by discharging patients on planned day of discharge
  • Optimising Flow by aligning capacity with demand

To find out more visit: Discharge without Delay Learning Network - Home (sharepoint.com)