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Article: Sharing nutrition needs from care home to ward
“When care home residents are admitted to or discharged from hospital, ensuring their nutritional needs are met requires effective communication between the two settings. This is a crucial part of the transition to ensure patients receive appropriate and safe nutritional care and assistance….it is often at the point of transition between care settings that critical nutrition information about patients’ care needs is lost.”
- How can communication between hospitals and care homes be improved?
- Would you welcome a standardised nutrition communication tool used across hospitals and care homes?