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

A free service supporting local people over 60+ years old across the City.

How do I qualify for the Hospital Discharge Service?

  • If you are over 60 years old
  • Live in Sunderland
  • Are without a Care Plan

What can we 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.

Funded by:


For further information about the Hospital Discharge Service please contact:

Hospital Discharge Team 
Age UK Sunderland
Sunderland Royal Hospital
Kayll Road

Phone: 0191 569 9797


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

Hospital Discharge Service Leaflet

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