Hospital@Home

The Hospital@Home service are a team of nurses who support parents and carers of children to safely take your child home from hospital.

Find out more about Hospital@Home

Overview

We are a team of nurses who support children and young people and their families to be safely discharged from hospital early. We aim to prevent children from having to re-attend hospital by supporting their care needs at home.

We offer a home service for treatments such as intravenous antibiotics, respiratory assessments and will give advice on how to manage fevers at home, how to give medicine such as inhalers and how to encourage a good fluid intake.

We will keep in touch with the doctors at the hospital until the child has been discharged from our service.

Using this service

The Hospital@Home team works 7 days a week 365 days a year. Monday to Friday 8:00am to 10:00pm. Weekends and Bank Holidays 8:00am till 8:30pm.

We only accept referrals from hospitals at this time. This included from inpatient wards and emergency departments.

Who is this service for?

We are able to accept referrals from hospitals only for children aged 0-16 years old who live in and have a registered GP in the London Borough of Bromley. We accept referrals for an acute episode of illness for example:

– Diarrhoea and vomiting

– Exacerbation of asthma

– Viral induced wheeze

– Bronchiolitis

– Croup

– High temperatures

– An infection needing a short course of intravenous antibiotics.

We will normally see children for about 3 days after a hospital attendance. If a child needs a longer period of care, a referral to the local Children’s Community Nurse Team can be made. The child’s GP will also be informed that we have been visiting and what care and treatment they have received.

Appointments

Our initial contact with the child/young person and their family may be either face-to-face at the hospital or via telephone call. We will start by introducing the Hospital@Home service and discuss with you the care and treatment we have been asked to provide. We will give you safety netting advice and how to contact us if you have any concerns before our next visit.

We will arrange the appointments for treatment; these appointment times may be set times due to the type of treatment each child needs.

If you need to cancel or change your appointment please contact the Hospital@Home team on 0300 303 5232 as early as possible.

Overview

We are a team of nurses who support children and young people and their families to be safely discharged from hospital early. We aim to prevent children from having to re-attend hospital by supporting their care needs at home.

We offer a home service for treatments such as intravenous antibiotics, respiratory assessments and will give advice on how to manage fevers at home, how to give medicine such as inhalers and how to encourage a good fluid intake.

We will keep in touch with the doctors at the hospital until the child has been discharged from our service.

Using this service

The Hospital@Home team works 7 days a week 365 days a year. Monday to Friday 8:00am to 10:00pm. Weekends and Bank Holidays 8:00am till 8:30pm.

We only accept referrals from hospitals at this time. This included from inpatient wards and emergency departments.

Who is this service for?

We are able to accept referrals from hospitals only for children aged 0-16 years old who live in and have a registered GP in the London Borough of Bromley. We accept referrals for an acute episode of illness for example:

– Diarrhoea and vomiting

– Exacerbation of asthma

– Viral induced wheeze

– Bronchiolitis

– Croup

– High temperatures

– An infection needing a short course of intravenous antibiotics.

We will normally see children for about 3 days after a hospital attendance. If a child needs a longer period of care, a referral to the local Children’s Community Nurse Team can be made. The child’s GP will also be informed that we have been visiting and what care and treatment they have received.

Appointments

Our initial contact with the child/young person and their family may be either face-to-face at the hospital or via telephone call. We will start by introducing the Hospital@Home service and discuss with you the care and treatment we have been asked to provide. We will give you safety netting advice and how to contact us if you have any concerns before our next visit.

We will arrange the appointments for treatment; these appointment times may be set times due to the type of treatment each child needs.

If you need to cancel or change your appointment please contact the Hospital@Home team on 0300 303 5232 as early as possible.