Healthwatch Shropshire and Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin are working together to find out about people’s experiences of leaving hospital during the pandemic.

Since March hospitals have been working closely with community health, social care partners and councils to improve the discharge process because of Covid-19.

Healthwatch is gathering people’s experience of discharge under the current arrangements and have worked with local hospital trusts, the Clinical Commissioning Group and Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Councils to develop a short questionnaire.

Lynn Cawley, chief officer of Healthwatch Shropshire, said: “We are very keen to hear people’s experiences of discharge; the detail will help local hospitals and councils understand how the systems they have put in place are affecting people across Shropshire.

“We want to hear from as many people as possible so encourage people to call their local Healthwatch and we will complete the survey with them over the phone.”

People can find the questionnaire at