The Frailty Care Support Team operates within Newport:
The rapid response hospital discharge service supports the resettlement / reablement needs of patients being discharged from acute services for up to 14 days.
As part of the Gwent Frailty Programme, referrals to the rapid HDS service are received via members of the intermediate care team.
The prevention of admission to hospital (PATH) service is a fast response, time-limited service, that supports older people in their own homes, during a time of temporary incapacity, for example, after a fall at home.
Following referral by a GP or medical staff, the service offers up to 7 days of support, which may include meal preparation, dressing/undressing, putting to bed, shopping/collection of prescriptions, basic household tasks, such as laundry, and help with personal hygiene, including assisting with the toilet.
The PATH service is part of the Gwent Frailty Programme and is provided free of charge 7 days a week.
We provide services of the highest quality. Read the CSSIW's latest report on our services. (Care and Social Services Inspectorate for Wales).