The Multi-agency Integrated Discharge Team (MAIDT) brings together dedicated health and social care professionals and members of the voluntary sector who work to ensure patients with complex needs can be discharged from our hospitals on the correct pathway in a safe and timely way.
Some 80 per cent of discharges at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust are simple to complete and are carried out by ward staff. However, a further 20 per cent are more complex and are referred to the MAIDT.
If ward staff wish to include the MAIDT in a discharge, they must complete a referral form and request support.
The MAIDT was established to bring about a number of step changes in the way we care for our patients when they are ready to leave us, including:
- A single referral process
- System change
- Co-ordinated discharge plans
- Joint assessment process
- Effective discharge
- Better overall outcomes for patients
The team’s key stakeholders include Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTHFT), Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCFT), City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (CBMDC) and the voluntary and community sector (VCS), primarily Home from Hospital.
MAIDT supports the above organisations’ commitment to working with common objectives and shared principles which aim to deliver better co-ordination of services for people being discharged from our hospitals.