Help leaving hospital

Our team of social workers can provide a confidential service to you, the patient, and to your family or carer which may make your discharge from hospital quicker and safer.

We will come along and talk to any hospital patient, their carer or family member, who requests our help. If you, or a member of your family, need an interpreter or signer for our meetings, please tell us and we will arrange this.

Many people leaving hospital require little help, and it may be that you only need information - but we can probably direct you to the most appropriate source.

Other people leaving hospital may need services such as Reablement, Frozen Meals Service, Community Alarm and other specialist support when they get home.

If needed, we can arrange help from our community teams for people who have mental health needs or learning disabilities.

We can help you work out what support you will need after leaving hospital care. We will work closely with the medical and nursing staff, and with any occupational therapists, physiotherapists or speech therapists who have helped you in hospital.

Many people leaving hospital get help from their family and friends, but if you cannot make these arrangements yourself then we will look at ways of arranging services for you.

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Last Updated: 20/09/2016