Getting Home

The report evaluates the impact, outcomes and added value that ‘step down’ care provides to children, families, health and social care providers, and commissioners, in a children’s hospice setting and puts forward six recommendations which centre on the need for a holistic care approach. It ascertains that children who are considered ‘medically stable’ should not remain in an acute hospital setting for any longer than is clinically necessary and explores the potential for children’s hospice’s to provide an alternate setting for care within a ‘step down’ model. 

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