What is the discharge suite?
The discharge suite is based on ward 2 at The James Cook University Hospital and is open 8am to 6pm every weekday. Its aim is to help patients get home quicker and to ease pressures on our busy wards.
Patients who are ready to leave the ward can be transferred to the discharge suite to wait for their prescriptions to be delivered and for their lift home.
The suite has its own dedicated patient transport ambulance which can pull right up outside the bridge entrance and it also has priority service in pharmacy so patients using the suite often get home faster than they would do from the ward. Around a third of our patients are now discharged via the discharge suite.