If a person wishes to be discharged from the Home, then 4 weeks’ notice must be given in writing, or 4 weeks paid in lieu of notice. These conditions are waived during the 4 week trial period. If a resident temporarily moves out of the Home (e.g. to receive hospital treatment) the bed is retained for a period up to six weeks at the full weekly accommodation charge and thereafter the accommodation will be retained at a cost of 80% of the accommodation charge for a period of time as agreed between Thornlea Care Home and the Resident or his/her representatives, unless four weeks termination of contract is given by either party to the other. In the case of social work funded residents, this retention period would be reviewed by the Home Manager.