Lewisham Winter Assessment Team (LWAT)

Offering an intensive clinical service to patients in their own home to prevent avoidable hospital admission.

Find out more about Lewisham Winter Assessment Team (LWAT)

Overview

The service is provided Monday to Friday between 10am and 6pm to those who become unwell and who without this service may call an ambulance and could make an unnecessary trip to hospital.

This team of Advanced Nurse Practitioners will be on call to attend to urgent referrals at your home or at a care/nursing home when you are unable to wait for a GP to visit.

Who is this service for?

This service is for people who are so unwell that they cannot wait until their GP can support them, but who are not so sick that they need emergency services (via a 999 call).

Appointments

Your first appointment

Your first visit from the team will be in your own home.

The person who visits you will assess you, discuss and agree what next steps to take. The team may arrange follow up care if you need it and make a referral for you to see someone from another service. They will also let your GP know about any care you have received.

Changing or cancelling an appointment

If we are due to visit you at home and you need to change or cancel your appointment, please tell us as soon as possible.

Overview

The service is provided Monday to Friday between 10am and 6pm to those who become unwell and who without this service may call an ambulance and could make an unnecessary trip to hospital.

This team of Advanced Nurse Practitioners will be on call to attend to urgent referrals at your home or at a care/nursing home when you are unable to wait for a GP to visit.

Who is this service for?

This service is for people who are so unwell that they cannot wait until their GP can support them, but who are not so sick that they need emergency services (via a 999 call).

Appointments

Your first appointment

Your first visit from the team will be in your own home.

The person who visits you will assess you, discuss and agree what next steps to take. The team may arrange follow up care if you need it and make a referral for you to see someone from another service. They will also let your GP know about any care you have received.

Changing or cancelling an appointment

If we are due to visit you at home and you need to change or cancel your appointment, please tell us as soon as possible.

Sara Maines

Head of Unscheduled Care

07825 979077

sara.maines@nhs.net

Contact details for GPs/care homes

020 8315 8722

Our Lewisham Winter Assessment Team (LWAT) clinic locations