Coming out or going into hospital
- Going into hospital
- Coming home from hospital
Being admitted to hospital can be a frightening experience but medical staff are there to ensure that you are well looked after and that you get the treatment you need.
Read about going into hospital (external link) on the NHS website and their specific information on hospital admissions for people with a learning disability (external link).
The Age UK website (external link) also has some useful information about going into hospital.
Help and advice about caring for your pet in times of emergency.
Your benefit entitlements may change if you spend time in a hospital.
In most cases, your benefit entitlement will have to be reassessed to take account of your new circumstances. If you were not claiming benefits before you went into hospital, you may be entitled to if you do.
To find out if the benefit you are claiming is affected by a stay in hospital or if there are any benefits that you may be entitled to please see the Benefits and hospital page of the Turn2Us website (external link).
The Haringey Home from Hospital service (the service) is provided by the Bridge Renewal Trust. The service provides practical and emotional support to patients aged over 50 years old to return home safely from hospital on discharge. The service accompanies the patient home and provides up to three home visits for up to four weeks after discharge to prevent unnecessary re-admissions.
How to make referrals or contact the Home from Hospital Service
The service works closely with the Whittington and North Middlesex Hospital discharge teams, occupational therapists and social workers to identify eligible patients who can benefit from the service. Clients can be referred into the service through a number of routes, Hospital discharge or as part of a period of reablement, GPs, social services or community health services, Integrated health and social care projects, and Self-referral or family referral.
- Bridge Home from Hospital Service (external link)
- Telephone: 020 8442 7651
- Email: HARCCG.firstname.lastname@example.org (secure), email@example.com
For more information you can download the Haringey Home from Hospital Patient Brochure (PDF, 544KB) and the Home from Hospital Referral Form - Hospital Patients (PDF, 96KB).
- Wheelchairs and Mobility
- Telecare - an alarm system for vulnerable people in their homes
- Equipment and adaptations
We offer services to people who have just come out of hospital, or who need help to avoid going into hospital. We do this by helping them to learn, or re-learn the skills needed in daily life.
Find out more about getting back you independence: reablement
Hospices provide care specifically for terminally ill people and give support to their carers both in the hospice and at home. Admission is arranged through your doctor or hospital consultant.
The adult social care directory Haricare (external link) has details of a number of private nursing services, hospices and other organisations that can offer help and support. Support available includes helping you to cope with end of life, life limited illnesses, bereavement and funerals.
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