When you, or a family member, are being discharged from hospital following a major trauma, we know how important it is to have the right support and assistance in place to make the transition back to home or to a care facility easier.
Whether you need any advice about what is available and what you are entitled to, or you are not happy with the level of support you’re receiving, our specialist community care team will make sure you or your loved one gets access to all available NHS and social care services.
Fees and funding
There are various funding options available for care fees depending on your circumstances and needs. We recommend that you seek advice as soon as possible to ensure that the necessary arrangements are put into place prior to your discharge from hospital.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the major trauma team on 0333 241 9995 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NHS continuing care
If it is likely that you or a family member will have on going healthcare needs once discharged from hospital, you may be entitled to NHS continuing care. This is a package of care arranged and funded by the NHS for those not in hospital but who have complex and on-going healthcare needs.
Our initial assessment is free, so if you think that you or a family member might be eligible, please contact us.
More information is available to download:
Personal health budgets
A personal health budget is the sum of money allocated by the NHS to those eligible for NHS continuing care to fund care and support for those with long term health needs. It allows individuals to decide what care they need, how they want their care delivered and by whom.
More information is available in our downloadable booklets:
Social care and direct payments
There are a wide range of social care services available from the local authority to support you following a major trauma, including:
You will need to complete an assessment to find out what you are entitled to, but we are here to guide you through this application process.
We are also highly-experienced in the financial aspects of care and in particular direct payments, which enable you to purchase the services you need following a successful application.
Our downloadable brochures provide more detailed information: