Hospital step down services

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and Warwickshire County Council are working together to commission a number of hospital step down services to help people across Warwickshire get care they need outside an acute setting.

Thanks to additional winter funding the two organisations have been able to introduce three new services that will support people who do not medically need to be in hospital, get the care they need in a more appropriate setting.

Domiciliary Home Care support for upper limb plaster of paris and / or braces

The aim is to provide customers with support in their own home for a period of 6 – 12 weeks pending assessment. It is expected that these customers will require the support of 2 carers (double ups) due to their restricted movement and safe moving and handling.

For more information on this service please read the information sheet.



Reduced mobility Care Home service

PLEASE NOTE: This pathway is underdevelopment.

A care homes based ‘Reduced Mobility’ step down pathway for individuals deemed as unable to return to their original place of residence due to temporary non weight bearing ability caused by unstable fractures or plaster of paris on their lower limb. Referrals to this service will be by designated Discharge Coordinators or Therapy Teams based within the following acute hospitals:

  • Warwick hospital
  • GEH hospital
  • Rugby St Cross
  • UHCW

The 'Reduced Mobility' pathway is a short term service, the aim is to provide support whilst the plaster of paris is on in a care home for a period of 6-12 weeks pending assessment.

Contact details

For more information about any of these services please contact:

Swag-tr.pop_bracepathway@nhs.net

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