Bevan Healthcare CIC has been selected to establish a new Homeless Discharge Service commissioned by Hull Clinical Commissioning Group. The service will start on 1st October 2019 and will be based at Hull Royal Infirmary’s Discharge Hub.
The team comprises a Lead Nurse, GP, Support Worker, Mental Health Social Worker and Housing Officer. People identified as homeless at A&E or after admission to Hull Royal Infirmary or Castle Hill Hospital will be referred to the team. They will undertake an assessment spanning physical and mental health needs; housing and residency; safeguarding; social support needs and more. This is gathered to inform the co-production of a bespoke care plan for discharge, prioritising the needs, concerns and aspirations of the patient. This face-to-face assessment, driven by the individual’s support needs and concerns about leaving hospital and delivered using a sensitive, compassionate and motivational approach and will receive input from relevant hospital and partner staff.
Patients will be supported to register with a GP for on-going care, as well as referred and signposted to support with specialist community services to help with social, mental and physical health and addiction issues. The service aims to support homeless people to better health outcomes as well as provide expert advice and clinical advocacy around homelessness.
As the pilot establishes, Bevan Healthcare CIC are keen to engage with as many stakeholders as possible. If you would like to know more about the new service, please contact Helen Phelan (Lead Nurse Manager Outreach Services) at Helen.Phelan@bthft.nhs.uk or Alison Gardner (Project Manager) at Alison.Gardner@bradford.nhs.uk.
Please continue to check this page regularly for updates, including details of referral pathways once the service starts.