Attending A&E or having a stay in hospital can be a stressful and uncertain time. Involve have services that can support you or a loved on on discharge home.
Our hospital discharge services
Up to 6 weeks of support to address any social needs you may have, including help to access benefits, housing, or food, and connecting you to the community to help you feel less isolated. Focusing on what matters to you, we work alongside you to ensure you have what you need in place to help you live well.
Our Hospital Technology Facilitators can assess what equipment or technology you may need at home to ensure your discharge is as safe as possible, and helping you to continue to live independently.
Examples of technology includes, but is not limited to:
- Amazon Echo Show
- Ring doorbells
- Monitoring systems
- Health-based technology
If you or the person you care for is admitted to either Maidstone or Tunbridge Wells hospital, our dedicated Hospital Navigators are available to help. They can support you to ensure a safe discharge, which may include brokered support to help with your caring role.
Available if you are discharged home to the following areas:
Maidstone, Tonbridge and Malling, Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks area
Working in partnership with Maidstone Borough Council, the Helping You Home service ensures Maidstone residents can be discharged home into a safe environment. We offer a range of services including, but not limited to:
- Changing locks
- Installing key safes
- Home Safety Check
- Installing Lifelines*
- Smoke Alarms
- Stair rails
- Moving furniture
*Lifelines installation subject to meeting certain criteria.
Locations we cover
We provide discharge services at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust Hospitals.