Healthwatch England ran their first ever special inquiry, to find out what happens when people are discharged from a hospital, care home or secure mental health setting. The focus was on understanding the experiences of homeless people, those with mental health conditions and older people.

Healthwatch Bury wanted to understand what patients’ experience has been regarding the discharge from hospitals, care home or secure mental health setting.

The findings have been fed back to Healthwatch England to ensure the consumer voice is heard and action is taken. The inquiry report will be published in November 2014 by Healthwatch England.

Please find the survey regarding Unsafe Discharge attached below. This survey covered the Bury Borough area and took place between 27th June 2014 and 31st July 2014.

The survey has now finished but if you have any queries regarding this survey, or need more information, please contact Healthwatch Bury on 0161 253 6300, or

Please click on the link article covered in the Bury Times…