Our Hospital@Home service has been extended! The service, running as a pilot for 18 months, will be mainstreamed and made available to more families.
Run by a team of community nurses, supports parents and carers to safely take their children home from hospital and continue their care in familiar surroundings at home. Treatments provided at home include intravenous antibiotics and respiratory assessments for conditions such as croup, asthma, bronchiolitis, infections, and high temperatures.
Feedback from parents and carers highlighted the personalised, high-quality care, the kindness and compassion of the nursing team and the convenience of being seen at home.
“My daughter’s hospital stays meant she missed out on school and social contact with friends. The Hospital@Home team have really changed that around and she is now cared for at home. A fantastic group of nurses who are all extremely competent and proactive and really kind. It has been life changing and given us some normality despite our child’s ongoing medical treatment”.
“The team were amazing. It is such a good service and offered us reassurance about our baby’s wellbeing when she had bronchiolitis. I believe it saved us an admission to the children’s ward and enabled us to be discharged from A&E with the knowledge that she would be reviewed the next day. This had a huge impact on our family as it meant I could be at home with my older child as well”.
“This service is such a good idea. It gave me peace of mind that my child was still being cared for even when not in the hospital”.
A big well done to Cait and the team!
To learn more visit Helping Bromley Children Stay out of Hospital