Our Hospital to Home team are continuing to operate face to face transport and community support services whilst reviewing the risks and making some changes to how we work so that we can continue to enable timely safe discharge and support.
Hospital to Home staff usually transport patients’ home in their own vehicles. To protect staff and to ensure patient safety we hope soon to be using mini buses to undertake patient transport.
Normally Hospital to Home provides support to Leeds residents aged 60+ who are being discharged from St James Hospital in Leeds. As part of the city-wide Coronavirus response we have agreed to transport patients of all ages from both St James’s and the Leeds General Infirmary.
Hospital to Home
WHAT WE DO
ØImprove patient experience
ØReduce preventable admissions and readmissions
ØReduce length of stay
ØSupport safe discharge
ØTransport them home safely and settle them in their home
ØHospital to Home provide short term community based support across Leeds
ØSecure longer term support from Age UK Leeds as well as local third sector & community organisations
ØProvide 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.
Appropriate patients will be identified within St James's Hospital by staff.
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.
Contact: Victoria Pearson
Healthcare Services Manager