Hospital at Home

Our Hospital at Home service provides care for children and young people in Islington. Specialist community children’s nurses work in partnership with acute paediatricians at Whittington Health and UCLH to provide safe care at home for acutely unwell children and young people (0-18 years) enabling them to be discharged from hospital quicker or preventing admission.

Opening details:
7 days a week, 8am-10pm
 
Service details:
A nurse led team conduct home visits. They can administer IV antibiotics, monitor the trajectory of an acutely unwell child or young person and provide additional support to enable a carer to look after the child or young person within their home environment.
 
The service works closely with community paediatricians, GPs, midwives and other community health services. Centre 404 and Islington parents are actively shaping the service to meet the needs of parents, especially those of children and young people with complex needs.

Criteria
Children and young people must live in Islington and be registered with an Islington GP. Following discharge from the service, GPs receive a discharge letter as usual.

Referral:
Children can currently be admitted to the service from Whittington Health or University College London Hospitals (UCLH). Whilst in the service children will remain under the shared care of the hospital at home nurses and the attending consultant paediatrican. Currently GPs are unable to refer directly to the service, GPs should contact the team for more information. 

Contact details:
Tel: 020 3316 1950
Email: whh-tr.PaedsHospitalathome@nhs.net

The Hospital at Home service is funded by Islington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
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