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Trusted Transfer Pathway

We are delighted to be able to share the FINAL version of the Trusted Transfer of Care Document (adapted NYCC hospital passport) which has been agreed by York Trust partners. Please find available the brief for care homes along with a copy of the brief that is being shared with both Scarborough and York hospitals. As indicated on the front of the Trusted Transfer of Care Document and as a reminder please complete the Inter-Health and Social Care Infection Control Transfer Form (policy is available through this link which includes a copy of the Form) for every transfer. We have asked YTHFT to do the same for all hospital discharges and shared the Policy as a reminder.

For an example of how to complete the transfer form, please follow this link.

Please note the completion of the Trusted Transfer of Care Document is the responsibility of the care home with the exception of any changes during the hospital stay which must be documented on the variance sheet (by hospital staff). Any patients who are a new admission to your care home will not be transferred with the Trusted Transfer of Care Document but we still expect that full information and supporting documents and medications are provided which has been agreed as the minimum discharge standard.

The timescales for roll-out are as follows:

Plan for roll-out Timescale
Trusted Transfer of Care Document shared with care homes 12/7/19
Copy of Trusted Transfer of Care Document and Hospital brief and MOU shared with YTHFT 12/7/19
Care homes to start to complete Trusted Transfer of Care document for all residents so ready should resident need to be assessed/admitted in to hospital 9/8/19
Red Bags to be distributed to Scarborough, Ryedale and Whitby care homes 31/7/19
Vale of York, Scarborough, Ryedale and Whitby patients to transfer in to hospital with Trusted Transfer of Care Document (in Red Bag for Scarborough, Ryedale and Whitby patients) when assessment in ED and/or admission is necessary From 12/8/19

Once residents start to be admitted with the Trusted Transfer of Care Document/Red Bag we are reliant on your feedback. For any issues experienced such as missing documents/medication/red bag on discharge please let us know as soon as possible so we can follow this up with YTHFT partners. For any issues around implementation in the Vale of York CCG area, please find through this link a document to track any issues over time.

For any issues/feedback from care home colleagues the contact for Vale of York is:

Sarah Fiori, Senior Quality Lead. Email address: and mobile: 07702 657592

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have provided information and contributed to the formulation of the Trusted Transfer of Care Document.

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