Home from Hospital

What does it do?

Age UK East Sussex works closely with the Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone and Kent Community Hospitals, to enable older people to be discharged from hospital and return home in a safe and timely manner. The service ensures patients are accompanied home, safely settled in and comfortable.

The service has a particular emphasis on supporting those who live alone, who are carers, or who have had a fall.  Patients are referred from the Hospital Intervention Teams or from wards. Self-referrals may also be accepted with prior agreement from the Hospital Intervention Teams.