Intermediate Care Team

Short-term nursing and therapy intervention during an episode of ill health, to prevent acute hospital admission when the patients can safely be supported at home or to support hospital discharge.

What does the service provide?

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Short-term nursing and therapy intervention during an episode of ill health, to prevent acute hospital admission when the patients can safely be supported at home or to support hospital discharge. We aim to maximise independence by working with patients, families and their carers. A qualified nurse or therapist will undertake a holistic assessment and agree a care plan or rehabilitation programme with the patient to ensure goals are met and support is received from the appropriate health care professional.

If long-term support appears evident we work closely with other multidisciplinary health and social teams to ensure patient care is co–ordinated and continuous.

Our team

A highly skilled team of nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and rehabilitation assistants will provide short-term health and rehabilitation support in a patient’s own home.

How to refer

We receive referrals from your doctor (GP) and other health or social care professionals. To prevent acute hospital admissions we aim to make contact with you within two hours of receiving a referral. To support discharge an approximate time of first visit will be discussed with the referrer who will inform you before you leave hospital.

We treat patients in their own home. We work as part of the community teams that cover the East Surrey area.

How to contact us

  • Call: 01737 775475
  • Fax: 01737 778845
  • Address: First Community Health and Care, 2nd Floor, Forum House, 41-51 Brighton Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6YS

Hours of service

  • 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Day service: 08.00-18.00 (referrals can be made to the evening nursing service)