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Age UK Wakefield District provides supported transport for patients aged 60 and over who have been discharged from Pinderfields or Pontefract Hospital.


A service where each individual is different and support need will be tailored to you

You may be eligible for our Hospital to Home Service.

Once you have been discharged from hospital, so long as you are medically fit and do not have easy access to other transport options we will...

  • Provide transport home for you on your discharge from A&E and hospital wards
  • Provide a trained Age UK Wakefield District Support Worker to take you home
  • Escort you in to your own home
  • Ensure you are safe, secure and comfortable
  • provide support for unexpected emergency issues, such as: faulty locks, heating not working, etc.
  • offer to make a hot drink, or simple meal, to help you settle in at home
  • Ensure further support is offered (if required) 

This service is fully funded and is FREE  to discharge patients

You will need to request a referral from the Hospital Nursing Staff who will check your eligibility.

The Hospital to Home is a CQC registered service operating seven days a week, with a dedicated 0800 number for incoming referrals.

If you would like to see a selection of case studies on actual events and the service we provide with our Hospital to Home and other services click below:

Hospital to Home Case Study 1

Hospital to Home Case Study 2

Information and Advice

The Information and Advice service supports people aged 50 and over, and their carers who are resident in the Wakefield District.

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