The Community Beds Provision Service provides assessment of patients and short term support including personal care, Occupational Therapy (OT ) and Physiotherapy, to prevent avoidable hospital admissions and support appropriate early discharge home. Patients need to have a potential for rehabilitation within four-six weeks to be accepted into the service.
The service aims:
To ensure adults, who are medically stable and require assessment, treatments and rehabilitation, have an alternative to an acute hospital environment.
To manage patient’s health deterioration in a community hospital environment.
Please ask for a referral from one of the following:
· Acute hospital
· Allied Health Professionals
· Ambulance Service
· Clinical support desk staff in EEAST Ambulance Control Centre
· Community matron
· Community nurse
· Emergency care practitioner
· Palliative care service
· Rapid Intervention Team
· Rehabilitation and Enablement Service
· Social services
· Specialist nurse
Self-Referrals are not accepted