Hospital to a Healthier Home
Our innovative Hospital to a Healthier Home services ensures that older people are discharged from hospital into a home fit for their needs.
The service works directly with hospital staff to identify older patients’ housing problems quickly after they have been admitted. They are then connected to their local Care & Repair Agency who ensure they return to a safe, warm, and accessible home.
Key to the success of the service is that it improves patient flow, reduces re-admission rates, and ensures speed of delivery – the majority of works critical to discharge are achieved within 15 working days.
Our service has expanded across Wales and is now working out of 17 different hospitals, and employing 13 specialised Hospital to a Healthier Home Caseworkers who are integrated into hospital discharge teams.
In 2021-22 the project helped over 5,000 patients, and saved the NHS in Wales an estimated 25,000 bed days. See the full statistics below.