Who are the Hospital at Home Team (HAHT)?

They are a team of a Matron, a Senior Sister, Senior Nurses, a Senior Physiotherapist and a Senior Occupational Therapist all experienced in acute care in a hospital environment.

What they do

The aim of the Hospital At Home Team, is to provide short term acute medical care (about 1 – 5 days) within the homes of our patients (including Residential and Nursing homes). They aim to provide treatment and support whilst monitoring the patient’s condition to allow them to be cared for in the comfort of their own environment. They work closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team to promote independency and facilitate early and safe discharge.

Patients may be referred to the Hospital At Home Team for medical treatment, requiring e.g., oxygen therapy, nebuliser therapy, Inhaler therapy, Intravenous antibiotics, bloods and INR monitoring, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social care bridging or general monitoring of your condition.

Some of the clinical conditions seen include:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Pulmonary embolisms (PEs)
  • Asthma
  • Heart failure
  • Chest infections
  • Pneumonias
  • Cellulitis