Hospital to Home
- Location: St. James's University Hospital
- Price: Free
Please note, this service is not available outside Age UK Leeds - Head Office's catchment area.
St. James's University Hospital
A transport service to enable a timely safe discharge from hospital. Support is then provided to ensure that the patient is settled at home with further support provided to secure long term support from Age UK Leeds services or other third sector organisations.
What we do
- Improve patient experience
- Reduce preventable admissions and readmissions
- Reduce length of stay
- Support safe discharge
- Transport them home safely and settle them in their home
- Hospital to Home provide short term community based support across Leeds
- Secure longer term support from Age UK Leeds as well as local third sector & community organisations
- Provide support to patients & families to enable timely transfers of care to independent care homes
Reducing preventable admissions and readmissions to hospital by supporting patients over 60 in Leeds
Hospital to Home provides a transport service to enable a timely safe discharge from hospital. Support is then provided to ensure that the patient is settled at home with further support provided to secure long term support from Age UK Leeds services or other third sector organisations.
The Hospital to Home service provides support to Leeds residents aged 60+ who have attended A&E or had a short stay in hospital on the assessment units at St James Hospital in Leeds.
Please note we do not provide any personal care.
The service also provides additional support to vulnerable older people in extreme weather conditions such as cold snaps and very hot weather. We offer comprehensive information and advice on how people can maintain their health and wellbeing at such times. We can also make weekly reassurance calls to vulnerable individuals to ensure they are well, and provide practical help, e.g. donating food packs, heaters, blankets and fans or carrying out an emergency food shops to prevent people tipping over into crisis.