Improving resident transfers between hospitals and residential care facilities

23 September 2008

By Laura Meese and Jennifer Poole, 2008

This study of transfers of frail older people between hospitals and residential care was undertaken by two fourth-year social work students from La Trobe University.


They considered discharge procedures, cooperative care, and communication and information, with particular reference to the Yellow Envelope, a tool designed to ensure key patient information is readily available at all transfer stages. Their report includes recommendations for further improvements.

Download report » (33 pages, PDF, 241 KB)

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