Transfer / Discharge Lounge CUH

Operational Policies April 2006

The transfer /discharge lounge is being introduced as a pilot project as part of the initiatives in dealing with Emergency Department overcrowding.

It is being established to facilitate patients vacating ward beds earlier in the day following discharge.

It will also accommodate patients who have been discharged from the Emergency Department awaiting transport.


Patients eligible for the transfer / discharge lounge

Print version of agreed policy includes responsibilities of general ward and discharge lounge staff

Responsibility of ward and Emergency Department Nursing Staff.

Content print version by Anne Keating, Bed Manager, CUH, 09062006.