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Responding to Needs of People with Disability during Hospitalisation

State government of New South Wales Ministry of Health, NSW Country Resources Disability Policies New South Wales 9 January 2017 Policy document Accessibility, disability, quality care

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This Policy Directive has been updated and replaces PD2008_010 Disability – People with a Disability: Responding to Needs during Hospitalisation.

This policy describes the responsibilities of all staff working in hospitals caring for people with disability. The scope of the policy includes: pre-admission planning, admission to hospital, care planning during the hospital stay and planning for the transfer of the patient back to the community; planned and emergency admissions; and in-hospital patient care settings (including Hospital in the Home), hospital emergency departments, and hospital outpatient departments.

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