Acute Care at Home

Nurse caring for a hospital patientAcute care is the level or type of care usually provided in a hospital for a short period of time during an episode of illness or following injury.  This level of care can now be provided in a person’s own home, including a care home setting, depending on the cause of illness or injury and related symptoms.

A member of the team will carry out an initial clinical assessment which includes taking blood samples, blood pressure, temperature, pulse and urine sample as well as other tests and can also arrange for x-rays to be taken. After this assessment, the team will either treat the person in their own home during the acute phase of illness or, if necessary, will admit to hospital.

The team will also provide acute care to those people who have been in hospital and may still require acute level care but are safe to be cared for at home by the Acute Care at Home team.

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Latest News

The Acute Care at Home team leader is currently recruitng a team setting up the service. 

The service is due to ‘go-live’ in Spring 2018.

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