Transfer Service

Transfer Service - Tameside & Glossop

Welcome to the transfer team. We are an integrated team of Health and Social care staff. We provide one point of access for services to all patients on adult wards, MAU and accident and emergency at Tameside General Hospital.

About Our Service

We offer health and social care assessment and provision. By providing timely nursing and / or social assessments to enable patients safe discharge from hospital. This could be to intermediate care or back home with primary care (community services?) and or social care support.

We Provide access to the following:

  • Comprehensive nursing assessments to provide equipment or access to funded nursing care.
  • The screening of and assessment for continuing health care /fast track continuing care and provision of services.
  • Nursing assessments to Tameside residents who are in- patients in acute wards in out of area hospitals to access funded nursing care /continuing care.
  • The provision of rapid palliative assessment of patients to enable them to access community and palliative services to support, provide equipment, and facilitate the patient to end of life in their preferred choice of destination.
  • Access to intermediate care services.
  • Social assessments to access re-ablement services or packages of care.
  • Referral to independent and voluntary agencies for example Age UK.
  • Referral to out-of-area social services departments.
  • Referral to Sub threshold Services, and advice and information for those not meeting eligibility criteria’s.

Our Expertise

Our registered nurses, healthcare assistant practitioners and qualified social workers and assessors are experts in discharge planning, with the aim to provide a timely response, to facilitate discharge for all referrals received. We aim to keep the transfer of care delays to a minimum for the benefit of both hospital inpatients and the Acute Trust whilst ensuring safe transfers with appropriate service provision.

How To Use The Service

Referrals into the team are usually identified via Multi-Disciplinary working on the wards, or direct referral to the team from ward staff.

Contact Information

The Transfer Team can be contacted on 0161 331 5183.

Opening Times

The team operates from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am to 4.30pm on a Saturday.

Transfer team staff visit the wards daily and attend all Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings and or discharge meetings which are held on the individual wards.