More about community care
When you don't need acute medical attention in hospital, we're here to help you manage your symptoms and feel confident about living independently.
We support people with a range of conditions and diseases, from Parkinson's to dementia, heart disease, stroke and other disorders. We work with you to help improve your quality of life. In the short-term, that could mean organising practical tasks, such as a transfer home from hospital or prescribing medical aids and equipment.
We can also help in a crisis. We have an urgent response team, which aims to support people to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions or provide short term support once you’re home from hospital.
In the longer term, rehabilitation and links with community groups and health coaches can help you live well at home.
More on what we do
Our teams also aim to keep people well through offering advice sessions on lifestyle changes, including stopping smoking and falls prevention.
We're also here to provide end of life care. We work with local hospices to support patients with terminal illnesses. Depending on the person, their wishes and their needs, we can help with changing dressings or administering medication, as well as supporting patients’ carers and their families.
Our teams include health and social care professionals who work with GPs and other organisations, including those from the voluntary sector, to help people look after themselves within the community.
We are made up of community nurses, physiotherapists, therapy assistants, podiatrists, support workers, occupational therapists, coordinators, administrators, social care staff and matrons.
To contact one of our community hospitals / sites, please visit 'Our sites' pages for further information.