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.

People with dementia may need some extra help after a stay in hospital.

Our partner Age UK B&NES supports people who have been discharged from hospital with a diagnosis of dementia. They provide support for up to six months if required to help signpost to other services and practical support. They work in partnership with BANES Carers Centre to ensure anyone looking after someone who has dementia gets the support they need. To find out more about this service, call 01225 825321. The service can be arranged by hospital staff, or by the carer or patient themselves providing they are in hospital

For more information about going home after a spell in hospital contact the Guideposts Trust on their 24 hour helpline at 0845 1204048. You can also get in touch with the Alzheimer's Society for advice and support by calling 01225 396 741 or email pat.wilson@alzheimers.org.uk

If you are finding it hard to manage at home, the home from hospital service includes signposting you to information and advice about care and support that will make life easier.

Depending on your needs, the kind of things that might help could be adaptations to your home to help you get around and feel safe or some extra support to help  you regain your independence.

If you have been in hospital due to mental health problems, find out more about getting mental health support.

If you require help with transport to reach a hospital appointment, ask the hospital or clinic about the non-emergency patient transport service.

Find out more about travel and transport in Bath & North East Somerset.

To find out more about the home from hospital service (which is for people of any age), contact homeservices@ageukbanes.co.uk or call 01225 462641 or visit Age UK B&NES.

People with dementia coming out of hospital should contact our partner Age UK B&NES. They provide support for up to six months if required to help signpost to other services and practical support. They work in partnership with BANES Carers Centre to ensure anyone looking after someone who has dementia gets the support they need. To find out more about this service, call 01225 825321. The service can be arranged by hospital staff, or by the carer or patient themselves providing they are in hospital.

If you have been in hospital due to mental health problems, find out more about getting mental health support.

If you require help with transport to reach a hospital appointment after being discharged, ask the hospital or clinic about the non-emergency patient transport service.

Find out more about travel and transport in Bath & North East Somerset.

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Wellbeing Options supports people in Bath and North East Somerset to live full and independent lives. Here you will find information about local care providers, services and activities, along with links to other useful websites and resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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