Age UK Medway runs a home from hospital service, specifically designed to support our customers at one of the most difficult times.
We understand more than most that being discharged from hospital after an operation or illness, can be very worrying. We understand that for many customers, going home again after being fully supported in hospital is a nerve wracking time, and we also recognise that there is lots to do at home, and lots to think about. ur free service, runs for 6 weeks from when you are discharged from hospital, and can cover a multitude of tasks that you might need assistance with. Whether its understanding your medication, getting to an outpatient appointment, or just help to re-stock your kitchen cupboards, or someone to get the house straight for you, we are here to help.
Our Home from Hospital volunteers will also be able to point you in the right direction, if there are other services that you feel you may need in the longer term. We can link you to our Day services, home care services and our information and advice, meaning that you have a friendly face for 6 weeks to ask anything you want, and help you settle back in at home.
Our service is coordinated by a paid member of staff, Rachel North, who is funded by Medway council to ensure that our group of volunteers have all of the support and information they need to effectively support you at home.
So if you are heading in to hospital for treatment, or have just been discharged, pick up the phone and call Rachel on 014634 722203 and make an arrangement for her to come and see you.