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Prestige Nursing has launched a new Home from Hospital service. Home from Hospital is a care service specifically designed to help facilitate a prompt discharge from hospital; particularly where home circumstances and the support available may present difficulties for the client or their family. According to Prestige Nursing the service is very much in line with that envisaged in the Government's White Paper on care closer to home, Our health, our care, our say.

Prestige Nursing can get involved in the care planning process before admission to hospital, or be on hand when a patient is ready to leave. A comprehensive range of services is available to patients returning home from hospital chosen from four different service levels. These could be as simple as a short daily visit by a support worker right up to 24-hour specialist nurse cover for complex needs. In all cases, Prestige Nursing works closely with a patient's GP, consultant, community health team and family to ensure they receive the very highest standard of care as they start the recovery process.

Although this type of homecare is generally perceived to be for the elderly, there are several scenarios where this service will be very appealing to younger families. For example, Home from Hospital can also cover providing support in looking after a child recovering from a major operation or helping to cope with the obvious pressures that the arrival of twins creates.

Managing Director of Prestige Nursing, Jonathan Bruce, says: 'I'm delighted that we're launching Home from Hospital branded concept for both our own branches and for our franchisees to benefit from. I equally know it will offer benefits to both patients and healthcare professionals. Everyone concerned will be able to enjoy the advantages of a safer and earlier return to the home from hospital.'


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