The patient will be referred to the team by their hospital Consultant and their care will remain under this Consultant while at home (and not their GP), until discharge from the Hospital At Home Team. A member of the team will assess the patient on the ward prior to transfer to the team.
The patient’s GP will be informed of transfer of care to, and discharge from, the Hospital at Home Team. They work collaboratively with GPs and other multidisciplinary teams and refer patients to appropriate teams (such as District Nurses, Community Matrons, Physiotherapy or Occupational therapy) when required, for further care after patients are discharged from the Hospital at Home Team.
Whilst under the care of the Hospital at Home Team (HAHT), your care will be provided by a team of experienced nurses and therapists who will take an holistic approach to providing your care.
As a team they aim to recognise each patient as an individual. Your care will be planned to incorporate your physical, psychological, social and spiritual well being. They also highly respect individual, cultural and religious beliefs.
They aim to empower you and your family to be involved in your care to promote independence where possible.
As a team they recognise that they are guests in your home and they will deliver your care in a professional and confidential manner. On occasions they will also involve other professionals, where appropriate, to provide you with the highest standards of care whilst under the care of the team.
The Hospital at Home Team are dedicated to providing up to date research based care for our patients. They therefore feel it is important to actively encourage individual professional development and progression amongst our team.
They understand that your stay in hospital is often a stressful and disruptive time both for yourself and your family and they aim to minimise this by providing your care in the comfort of your own home.