Going home from hospital can be a time of mixed feelings. You may feel worried about how you will cope. You will not be sent home until you are medically fit to go but you may need some support when you get there.
If you are an in-patient in the RUH, St Martin’s Hospital, The Mineral Water Hospital or Paulton Hospital and your local council is Bath & North East Somerset, there is help at hand.
We support a home from hospital scheme where someone from our partner Age UK B&NES come and see you while you are still in hospital. They will talk to you about your needs and may offer practical help for up to four weeks following discharge. This help may include transport, making sure you are comfortable, shopping, meals, fetching prescriptions and information and advice.
Age UK also support people who have been discharged from hospital with a diagnosis of dementia. Find out more below.
The service is available for free to anyone over the age of 18 who is worried that they won’t be able to cope when they get home. For contact details see the ‘Where can I get help’ section below.