What is Hospital at Home?
Hospital at Home offers a hospital standard of community care in people’s own homes for frailty patients – who are at highest risk of poor health outcomes such as falls, disability, admission to hospital, or the need for long-term care.
Patients are monitored daily by a multidisciplinary team and are overseen by a GP or consultant. Visits from the team are arranged as and when required to meet individual needs.
Who can use Hospital at Home?
We provide Hospital at Home care to patients in Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and patients across Hambleton and Richmondshire.
Hospital at Home teams can see:
Acute deterioration such as frailty crisis (falls, delirium, reduced mobility) or an exacerbation of a long term condition – alongside frailty
Patients at risk of hospital admission in next 48 hours
Patients we can safely manage at home with support from the urgent community response team
Patients at home, in care homes or on same day emergency care units
Hospital at Home teams are unable to see:
Medical emergencies such as poisoning, heart attack, stroke, gastrointestinal bleed, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) – unless palliation appears to be the most sensible option
Conditions which have been present for a long time (for example dizziness for 20 years and already seen a specialist such as ear, nose and throat (ENT) or neurology)
Purely social breakdown