Clinical Care at Home

The Clinical Care at Home Team are a multi-disciplinary team of therapists, nurses and support workers, who will attend a patient in their own home to organise and, if appropriate, deliver ‘hospital at home’ therapy and care services.

The Service has two parts:

Rapid Intervention

Patients accepted for care under Rapid Intervention will include those with a non-life threatening condition, who would alternatively be admitted to hospital

Teams assess and organise nursing and social care for patients with acute conditions and, if necessary, will organise diagnostic tests, arrange admission to a community bed or if appropriate a hospital .

The period of care delivery from the Rapid Intervention component within the community is up to a maximum of 72 hours.

Rehabilitation and Therapy

The rehabilitation and therapy part incorporates 4 aspects:-

Intermediate Care – operates 7 days a week and aims to support patients following a physical injury or an acute medical condition through activities of daily living. Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists work with re-enablement support staff to enable patients to regain abilities and independence within their own homes.

Community Physiotherapy – provides assessment and treatment for patients who are having difficulties with their mobility.

Community Occupational Therapy – provides assessment of a patient’s main place of residence and makes recommendations for equipment or ways to promote independence in everyday activities.

Neuro Rehabilitation Team – provides a specialist rehabilitation service to patients who have a newly diagnosed neurological condition or exacerbation of an existing neurological condition and who would benefit from rehabilitation to improve their quality of life.

Where service is based

Woburn Court
2 Railton Road
Woburn Road Industrial Estate
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 7PN
Queensborough House
Friars Walk
Dunstable
Beds
LU6 3JA
 

Shefford Health Centre
Robert Lucas Drive
Shefford
SG17 5FS

 

Hours of operation

Rapid Intervention
24 hours, 365 days

Rehabilitation and Therapy 
Seven days a week from 08.00 – 22.00

How to contact service

OneCall Tel: 0345 602 4064

How to access service

Please ask for a referral from one of the following:

  • GP
  • Community nurse
  • Social services
  • Hospital
  • Palliative Care Services
  • Allied health professional
  • Community matron
  • Specialist nurse
  • Ambulance service
  • Emergency care practitioners, paramedics
  • Clinical support desk staff in EEAST
  • Ambulance control centre
  • Care home
  • Warden controlled facilities
  • Voluntary sector

Referral to the service is via OneCall – 0345 602 4064

Self Referrals to this service are accepted, please specify which of the services you require when calling in.