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Support around Hospital Admission and Discharges


Are you or the person you’re caring for being admitted or readmitted to hospital?

Carers Support Hospital Service operates within 13 Acute and Community hospitals serving West Sussex residence, including East Surrey, Princess Royal, Royal Sussex County, St Richards and Worthing General Hospitals and the county’s many community hospitals.

Our service aims to meet carers within the hospital settings and provide assistance to prevent carer breakdown, support the safe discharge process for both the carer and patient, work with health and social care colleagues to identify carers early in their caring role to ensure that they are able to access appropriate support for them.

Our hospital team support now includes interim beds where patients have been moved to ahead of final discharge destination.

The hospital team will continue to provide support to the carer up to one week post discharge.

Admitted into hospital:

A hospital admission can be a difficult time for all, if it is planned or as an emergency. If you have a friend or relative in hospital or you care for someone and are admitted into hospital yourself our on site team can support you to navigate the hospital systems and feel as though you are included in the discharge planning and gain access to all the support available to meet your individual needs.

Discharge planning support:

Carers Support staff can help you to have a better understanding of the discharge process, have your wishes and thoughts put across to the hospital professionals and ensure that thoughts and wishes effecting the patient and family are discussed.

We work with a number of partner charities across West Sussex to ensure each carer is able to access the appropriate support on discharge to meet individual needs.

· Carers Health Team

· Age UK - Take home and settle and home from hospital

· Guild Care

· TuVida

Western Sussex Trust including St Richards, Worthing General Hospitals; and Brighton and Sussex Trust including Princess Royal and Royal Sussex county Brighton Hospitals have merged. They are now known as University Hospitals Sussex Trust. Information on the hospitals, departments and services can be found here.

Worthing Hospital

We have five support workers attached to this hospital who will be happy to meet you and support with your time in Worthing Hospital. You can contact us directly or identify yourself as a carer to the ward staff and ask for Carers Support.

Please consult with ward staff or visit uhsussex.nhs.uk for regular updates.

St Richard’s Hospital – Chichester

We have three support workers attached to this hospital who will be happy to meet you and support with your time in St Richard’s Hospital. You can contact us directly or identify yourself as a carer to the ward staff and ask for Carers Support.

Please consult with ward staff or visit uhsussex.nhs.uk for regular updates.

Princess Royal Hospital – Haywards Heath

We have two support workers attached to this hospital who will be happy to meet you and support with your time in Princess Royal Hospital. You can contact us directly or identify yourself as a carer to the ward staff and ask for Carers Support.

Please consult with ward staff or visit uhsussex.nhs.uk for regular updates.

East Surrey Hospital – Redhill

East Surrey hospital has a Carers Passport to allow carer of patients to access support and care when visiting the hospital. When the person you care for is admitted onto a ward, identify yourself to a ward sister as the main carer and request a Carers Passport.

Please consult with ward staff or visit surreyandsussex.nhs.uk for regular updates.

Support at Home after Hospital service

The Support at Home after Hospital service is delivered for carers in West Sussex by Carers Support, working with Age UK West Sussex Brighton and Hove. Our aims is to support carers themselves or the person, they give care to has recently been discharged from hospital. Our team will carry out phone or in home assessments to ensure we are able to put the right support in place to help individual regain independence, access appropriate services and equipment to meet their needs.

Please compete the above online registration form or call us on 0300 028 8888 option 2 and speak with one of the hospital service for further details.

Visit ageuk.org.uk for further information.

Our Services

If you are already registered with us please contact us via email at info@carerssupport.org.uk to request a card.

If you are not registered with us please complete our online registration form below