About us

The Hospital to Home project is a brand new exciting venture financed for 18 months by the Big Lottery Silver Dreams Fund. The project is a complementary partnership with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s Shared Purpose project.  The end results will be  analysed by Newcastle University’s Institute of Age and Vitality and will hopefully lead to future changes in health care via a knowledge transfer partnership.

We will fully train volunteers to spend time with older people in hospitals and the community. They will assist patients in hospital at meal times or during the afternoon with social activities. Upon discharge they provide information to patients and carers, and within the community facilitating peer support networks.

The project aims to help older people during a hospital stay, with issues such as wellbeing, discharge, managing a long term conditions and community peer support

Providing this type of support to patients has the potential to:

  • Support recovery and wellbeing
  • Increase confidence and self esteem
  • Reduce isolation and loneliness
  • Encourage self management of  a long term condition

For more information on the project please contact:

Julie Dixon Patterson- Hospital to Home Project Manager julie.dixonpatterson@ageuknorthtyneside.org.uk

 

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