Care at Home team support with NHS discharges

Published: 13th August 2020

Care South’s Care at Home team were on hand to support Somerset NHS Foundation Trust in getting their 1,000th patient home through Discharge to Assess (D2A).

Following an assessment from D2A in Wendy’s home, Wendy was able to be discharged from hospital and is now being supported through her rehabilitation at home by the Care at Home team.

They will provide Wendy with ongoing therapeutic support from the Re-ablement Practitioners for exercise, mobility and hip strengthening.

Discharge to Assess (D2A) is the route for people who need support on their discharge home. D2A in Somerset ensures no assessment for ongoing support happens in an acute hospital setting but happens in a person’s home instead.

There are two parts to the D2A service.