Hospital stays

Information for when you are going into or coming out of hospital.

Home First

Home First brings together staff from Dorset's acute hospitals (in Bournemouth, Dorchester and Poole), community teams from Dorset HealthCare, and social care services from both BCP Council and Dorset Council.  Together, they form a virtual 'One Dorset Team'.

Referrals from the acute hospitals are co-ordinated to ensure patients are assessed promptly and are provided with appropriate support once they have returned home (or to another care setting).

Short term support

Reablement is a short period of intensive support in your home. We will work with you to help you regain old skills, or develop new ones. In most cases, this is all you need to regain your independence and be able to carry on living in your own home.

Long term support

You might need long term support to help you to stay in your own home. This can include adaptations to your home or having someone to come and help you.

We have more information about:

Our top ten things to think about will help you to plan your future care, even if you don't need support at the moment.

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