The Discharge Planning Team are professionally qualified members of staff and have specific knowledge of spinal cord injury and discharge planning.

As an integral part of the multidisciplinary team, the team will:

  • Assist you to achieve a safe and timely discharge from hospital
  • Identify your care needs, make referrals and carry out assessments to ensure you are provided with the care you need following discharge
  • Liaise with your local health and social care teams to identify how your needs may be met in the community
  • Work with you to identify a suitable place for discharge. Whenever possible we will try to discharge you back to your home. However, you may be discharged to a care home, interim placement or back to another agreed destination in your local area.

If you are staying on Osborn 1 and 3 you will be allocated with a team member who will support and facilitate your discharge process throughout your rehabilitation in the Centre.

Discharge Planning Team contact details:
Email : Sth.scicdischargeteam@nhs.net
Tel:   01142715617

Citizens Advice Sheffield
An advice service, provided by Citizens Advice Sheffield, is available within the Centre for inpatients of wards Osborn 1 and 3, which provides assistance on a variety of issues including welfare benefits, debt, employment and housing. Any member of the multidisciplinary team can arrange for patients and their relatives or carers to have an appointment with this service.

Appointments are available on Wednesdays, 10am to 4:30pm.  

For more information, please discuss with the Discharge Team or Occupational Therapy team, or visit the following websites:
Citizens Advice Sheffield
Citizens Advice