Designated settings for people with COVID-19 leaving hospital

28 April 2021

CQC is continuing to work with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), local authorities and individual care providers to provide assurance of safe and high-quality care in designated settings, which are part of a scheme to allow people with a COVID-positive test result to be discharged safely from hospitals.

These settings are admitting people who are discharged from hospital with a COVID-positive test who will be moving or going back into a care home setting. This is to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in care homes and will allow for a focus on the care that people who have contracted COVID-19 need. The Government’s aim is for each local authority to have access to at least one designated setting as soon as possible. CQC is working closely with the Department of Health and Social Care to ensure social care designated settings are appropriate.

Several weeks after we’ve assured the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) practice in a designated setting, we’ll be giving them a supportive phone call. Read the questions inspector’s will use to guide their conversation. Read in full at….

Source: Designated settings for people with COVID-19 leaving hospital | Care Quality Commission

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