The team provides a period of assessment, care and rehabilitation and will work with you to identify your own goals. They will help you return home with any necessary assistance required or support you to identify a future care environment to meet your needs.
How to access the service
You can be referred to an Intermediate Care Bed at Caterham Dene Hospital from an acute hospital, by your doctor (GP) or other healthcare professional.
Who is in the team?
The team comprises of registered nursing staff and healthcare assistants who provide 24-hour nursing care along with physiotherapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation assistants, a doctor (GP), pharmacist and adult social care.
Referrals are also made to other services and specialties as required.
What can you expect if you’re admitted to the ward?
Within the first few days of your admission you will receive nursing, GP medical, pharmacy and therapy assessments.
The team will arrange a meeting with you and your family, if you would like them to be involved, to discuss the care and treatment you will receive. They will also gather information regarding your current home arrangements to help inform your future discharge plan.
During your stay you will receive rehabilitation, and goals will be set with you which may include:
- Increasing confidence in managing activities that are important to you
- Building strength, increasing stamina and improving mobility
- Building confidence in managing your condition and medications
- Improving nutrition.
You may also be seen by other visiting therapy services including speech and language therapists, dietitians, audiologists and podiatrists. You can find out more about these services here.
The team will work closely with you and your family/carers to decide what support you will require when you leave the Intermediate Care Ward at Caterham Dene Hospital.
Visiting information and getting to Caterham Dene Hospital
Ward reception: 01883 837517
Address: Caterham Dene Hospital, Church Road, Caterham, Surrey CR3 5RA
Visiting times are between 2 - 8pm. If you need to visit outside of these times, please contact the ward reception to speak to a matron.
Due to the unpredictability of patient related infections, we may need to review our visiting hours. This will help ensure we can continue to keep our patients, staff and visitors safe.
We ask you to help us by:
- Not visiting if you are unwell or showing signs of coronavirus or any other infectious illness
- Entering and leaving through the ward entrance
- Cleaning your hands with alcohol gel provided when entering and leaving.
Please be advised, we do not offer a walk-in service for Covid-19 vaccinations. For further information on Covid-19 vaccinations please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/covid-19/covid-19-vaccination/
Free parking is available on site.
The Friends of Caterham Dene Hospital became a registered charity in 1948, following the formation of the NHS, aiming to provide additional funds for equipment and help improve facilities at the hospital.
The Friends of Caterham Dene Hospital support the hospital on a daily basis providing newspapers, slippers, socks and toiletries, equipment for the physiotherapy departments and hand creams for staff.
With a loyal membership base of over 500, they hold many fundraising events throughout the year, as well as receiving Gift Aid Tax, bequests, and donations instead of funeral flowers. A shop within Caterham Dene Hospital is manned by volunteers throughout the week, selling many craft items and donated gifts.
They are always looking for volunteers to help with fundraising. If you’d be interested in joining the charity to help develop facilities at Caterham Dene Hospital, you can join for a small membership fee of £10 per year. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com or visit the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/focdh