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Discharge Services

A service for adult patients who are expected to be unable to meet essential daily living needs when they are ready to leave hospital and require an essential service in the community in order to facilitate discharge from hospital, including support for patients who are in a terminal stage of illness.

Service/Department location
Discharge Manager Office
First Floor Rehab Block
Manchester Royal Infirmary

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

Conditions dealt with
Any patients who require any health and/or social services to facilitate discharge from hospital.


These services may include:

  • NHS Continuing Health Care
  • Intermediate Care
  • Social Services Care
  • District Nursing Services
  • End of life care
  • Signposting to housing and homelessness services


Head of Service: Sr. Janet Whitehead

Senior Discharge Manager: C.N. Sean Henry

Rapid Response: Sean Henry, Lainet Pinto and Manchester City Council Reablement Assistant Practitioners Debra Ryan and Sheila Taylor

Team 1: Sally Thomson, Michelle Anderson, Alison Drayson, Helen Roberts and Mark Richards

Team 2: Anne Black, Fiona Murray, Christina Wells, Margaret Tougher, Claire Moreau-Batallan and Naomi Simpson

Office Managers: Jill Davies and Andrea Ryan

Administrators: Sam Bedford, Amy Woodbridge and Rebecca Farrell

The Discharge Service has also co-located with Manchester City Council Hospital Social Work Team.

Social Work Manager: Joanne Briggs

Senior Social Worker: Grace Douglas

Team: Paul Graham, Stacey Farmer, Jennifer Morrison, Shirley Walters, Lorraine Jackson, Bernie Boruch, Anthony Pope and Sarah Southworth.

Social Work Tel. 0161 276 6521

Fax: 0161 2764104


For the Complex Discharge Service the ward staff are to complete a Section 2 via the hospital Clinical Work Station

For Rapid Response Discharge Service the ward staff are to complete a Section 2 via the hospital Clinical Work Station or Bleep 6677 via hospital switchboard

Department Contact Details
Tel: 0161 2764608

Fax: 0161 2766863