NNUH at Home
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is introducing NNUH at Home this winter as part of a pilot project.
NNUH is working in partnership with HomeLink Healthcare to deliver this service, which will benefit patients by supporting them to leave hospital as soon as they are clinically stable.
Up to 30 clinically selected patients will be able to go home to recover for the last few days of their acute episode of care. These patients will remain under the care of the hospital and will be supported at home with bespoke care services such as therapy, nursing care, personal care, wound care and dressings, and IV antibiotics.
Patients will be able to complete the remainder of their care in the comfort of their own homes, with the full support of their medical consultant and the NNUH and HomeLink teams.
The NNUH at Home team will comprise of nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and Healthcare Support Workers.
Patients transferred to the NNUH at Home service will remain under the care of their hospital consultant until they are formally discharged by the hospital to their GP at the end of their agreed length of stay.
NNUH at Home will complement existing NHS community services.