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It’s useful to know about hospital procedures whether your parent arrives via A&E or as a planned admission.  Everyone knows that the less time spent in hospital the better. No one ‘bed blocks’ intentionally, and sometimes it takes time to sort out any care or rehabilitation needed post-hospital. However in lots of cases you can speed things up by knowing who makes which decisions and by keeping up with exactly what is going on. Read on for some ideas of how to get the best care and sort discharge as quickly as possible.
Have a read of our blog on one experience of the acute care ward Learning the ropes in acute care. And if you have an experience of supporting an elderly person in hospital, or would like to see what others are talking about, join the conversation in Age Space Forum.

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