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The hospital discharge service has been operating since February 2007 and assists in the reduction of people being readmitted to hospital. The service aims to promote a good quality of life though supporting reablement giving choice and control of independence for all older people in Sunderland.

How do I qualify for the hospital discharge service?
  • If you are over 60
  • Live in Sunderland
  • Are without a Care Plan

The service aims to promote a good quality of life though supporting reablement giving choice and control of independence for all older people in Sunderland.

What can we do for you?

Assist with

  • Shopping
  • Light housework
  • Meal preparation
  • Collect prescriptions
  • Companionship
  • Signposting

Our free service can provide up to 3 weeks' support following discharge from hospital at a time convenient to you. We are all individual and may need different levels of support.

We can make visits 5 days a week between the hours of 9am to 5pm.

For further information please contact one of our Hospital Discharge Team

Contact Hospital Discharge Team Kayll Road Sunderland

Phone: The Age UK Sunderland Hospital Discharge Team based at Sunderland Royal Hospital on 0191 569 9797

Alternatively, ask one of the hospital staff or ring us on the Hospital telephone extension number 41287   

Email: hospitaldischarge@ageuksunderland.org.uk