Medical and Care

Home from Hospital service reduces readmissions by 50%

The Royal Voluntary Service, is extending its Home from Hospital service by launching at Queen Alexandra hospital, Cosham, Portsmouth, thanks to funding from Legal & General.

The service, will see volunteers working alongside hospital staff to prepare older patients for going home and supporting them following their discharge with up to six weeks of regular visits to help them settle back home.

Research conducted by Royal Voluntary Service has found that older people supported by the charity’s Home from Hospital service following a stay in hospital are 50 per cent less likely to be readmitted, compared to the national average.