Home from Hospital Assisted Discharge Launches at Manchester Royal Infirmary

HFH-Logo-2013From 1st October 2016, Manchester Care & Repair will launch our Assisted Hospital Discharge Service from the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Patients at North Manchester General Hospital have been benefiting from this service since April 2014 and funding from the Central Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group has enabled us to deliver this service from a second base at the MRI.

The aim of this service is to identify vulnerable or isolated patients prior to discharge and provide personalised support so they are prepared, transported and settled back into their home. We will be based in the Ambulatory Care Department and primarily supporting Ambulatory Care, Accident & Emergency and Ward 30.

The Discharge Support Service assists the patient to warm the home, make necessary adjustments, prepare beds and a simple meal, shop for immediate essentials and re-connect with services, relatives or friends – in short “that little bit of extra support” that a close relative or friend would seek to provide to someone in recuperation. This is followed up by regular telephone and direct contact as necessary for a period of up to six weeks by staff and volunteers as appropriate to task.

Should the patient’s need change /health deteriorate the Home from Hospital team notifies and works in partnership with relevant community services to enable the patient to remain within their own home. The service can also enable patients to make contact with other services including those provided by the voluntary sector to reduce the impact of loneliness and isolation.

 

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