Deadline for responses: 30 June 2019.

Community Health Councils across Wales are carrying out a review of people’s experiences of having to stay too long in hospital when they are well enough to leave.

John Pearce, Chair of the Board of Community Health Councils in Wales says: “We know that many people end up staying in hospital even after they are well enough to leave for reasons that are not under their direct control. This can be because arrangements are not in place at home or because spaces are not available in care homes or different healthcare settings.

“We know that staying in hospital longer than is needed can affect people’s overall health, well-being and independence. We want to find out more from people about their experiences, and the impact that staying too long in hospital has had on them.

“If you have been a patient, or if you care for or about a patient who has had to stay in hospital in the last 12 months for longer than is needed we want to hear from you. We will use the information people share with us to let the NHS know what it feels like to be in hospital too long and what it needs to do to get better.

|Complete English language questionnaire here |

| Complete Welsh language questionnaire here |

For further information about the review or to share their experiences people can contact us in the following ways:
E: [email protected]
T: 01248 679284 choose option 3
SMS / Text CHC to 6227
Visit www.communityhealthcouncils.org.uk

In writing to: Time to go home, CHCs in Wales, c/o Unit 11, Chestnut Court, Parc Menai, Bangor, LL57 4FH