Hospital

Hospital to Home gets animated

a frame from the animation

Since July 2013, Iriss's Innovation and Improvement team has been leading a project to design a care pathway to support the transition from hospital to home for older people.

The first stage of this project (July 2013-April 2014) involved gathering reflections from practitioners based nationally in Scotland on what the pathway looks like for them and the associated problems. This information was collated into a visual pathway map.

Hospital to home

Supporting the transition from hospital to home for older people across Scotland

Hospital illustration
Redesigning the pathway from hospital to home for older people across Scotland.

Community care and older people

Case study

Older person wringing hands

This case has been designed to familiarise students with the framework, key principles and statutes surrounding social work intervention with vulnerable adults. It consists of a three stage scenario describing the difficulties in the lives of an older couple, and their family, as they become increasingly dependent on community, residential and hospital-based services to protect them from danger and to promote their welfare.