Our ‘Home from Hospital’ service is for older residents who have recently been discharged from hospital and who may not have local family or friends to pop in to ensure they are comfortable.We receive details of newly discharged patients from Age UK Spelthorne and Runnymede, who speak to patients in the Discharge Lounge at St Peter’s Hospital. We are also often contacted directly by staff at St Peter’s, Ashford, Woking and Guildford hospitals.
We phone each newly discharged patient (this averages about 20 a month) to establish that they are receiving the care they need and that they are aware of any help or benefits to which they are entitled. We also tell them about our friendship service and often make arrangements to visit them to discuss this. This service is much appreciated by those to have no family in the area.
If you know of anyone recently discharged from hospital who might benefits from a call, let us know on the above telephone number.