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British Red Cross Home from Hospital Service

The support at home service provides help to adults who, following a stay in hospital, need a little assistance in regaining their independence.  The service is free to anyone registered with a Bedford Borough GP. 

 

The support given includes: transport home from hospital and resettlement (ensuring that the home is safe and warm and that there is adequate food for the first 24 hours); a wellbeing check within 24 hours of discharge from hospital; essential shopping and prescription collection; companionship/emotional support; helping to prepare light meals/snacks, accompanied walks or other activities; information on other services; provision of mobility aids equipment.

 

Location:

Team is based at Bedford Hospital

Tel:

07525 902552

 

Further information

Referral

Referrals can be made by Health & Social Care professionals, other organisations, the service user or their family.

 

Availability

The service is generally provided between 9 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday.  However, in some circumstances, visits can be made during the early evening and at weekends.

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