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Coronavirus - Changes to our services

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, some of our non-urgent services have been temporarily suspended and others are operating with reduced hours. Find out about service changes here.

Recovering in hospital

Our community hospitals provide in-patient services for patients who need hospital care but do not need to be in an acute hospital.

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What to bring with you to a clinic or overnight hospital stay

If you are an in-patient you will need to bring the following items with you for an overnight stay:

  • Any medicines you are already taking
  • Day and night clothes
  • Dentures, if worn
  • Glasses
  • Mobility aid, if used
  • Suitable appropriate footwear
  • Towels
  • Patient passport e.g. Who i am if appropriate

GPs can admit patients to these beds and they are also available for the transfer of patients from acute hospitals for rehabilitation before patients return home.

All hospitals offer patients an excellent choice of traditional food and snacks are available 24 hours per day.

Special diets are catered for on request. Snacks and drinks are available on site from vending machines for visitors.

Summary of services provided

Community hospitals provide care for patients who need hospital care but do not need to be treated in an acute setting. They also offer rehabilitation for patients who have undergone surgery, or have a medical condition, so they can safely discharged from hospital bed based care to home or a community setting to continue recovery.

Patients in community hospitals receive their own care plans and will be treated in accordance with these and then discharged as soon as they are ready to leave.

The hospitals also provide therapies such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and dietetics so patients can receive a comprehensive rehabilitation programme.

Next review due: 1 September 2020