Home from Hospital

Home from Hospital Scheme in East Durham

What does it do?

Home from Hospital aims to provide people with dementia with emotional and practical support on admission into hospital, for the duration of stay and upon discharge .

This specialised service will support the person with dementia and their family in order to minimise their stay in hospital and prevent readmission by providing practical support before, during and after their stay in hospital. We provide support for up to six weeks after discharge and the service is free to the patient.

The service can provide: 

  • 1 to 1 support on wards
  • Practical Support eg. shopping, prescriptions, preparation of the home, domestic duties
  • Assisting and supporting with GP or hospital visits
  • Medication administration.

Who it is for?

Re-ablement and prevention of unnecessary hospital admission for people with dementia who are registered with an East Durham G.P. practice.

Where it is available?

Local service (Durham).

How to access or apply for it:

For further information please contact: Home from Hospital - Minerva House, St Mary’s Court, Horden, SR8 4DQ Tel No: 0191 5180872, Mobile: Judith 07944280270 / Laura 07944280269

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Minerva House St. Marys Court, Horden, County Durham, SR8 4DQ