Health chiefs are urging patients to provide feedback on their experience of being discharged from hospital.

Feedback provided by local residents will help to shape the approach taken by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) to support early discharge back to a home environment.

The survey forms part of the ‘Home for Lunch’ initiative, which is aimed at those patients who are ready to go home and not reliant on any additional care services being put in place ahead of this.

Health bosses want to hear from anyone who has been involved in the care discharge process to find out more about the challenges faced in getting home and what their wider understanding is of the benefits of a pre-noon discharge.

Professor Angela Wallace, NHSGGC nurse director, said: “We know that, if you are able to get home in time for lunch on your planned day of discharge, this means we are able to help other patients who might be waiting for a bed and potentially minimise any extra time spent in A&E.

“That’s why it’s so important for us to understand what support you might need to get home.

This can be as simple as having a conversation with your nursing team alongside your loved ones so we can plan your discharge together, provide any additional support if required and ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible.”

To provide feedback, visit tinyurl.com/ycy28y8k before Monday, January 30.