Adults' rapid response nursing  – part of At Home First

Please be aware that our adult services are currently affected by the coronavirus outbreak.  Please check here for the latest service information and contact details.

The Service is a team of experienced nurses able to work across the community and hospital settings to provide acute (short term) medical and nursing care in patients own homes, residential care homes for the elderly or an intermediate care setting to prevent hospital admissions or facilitate early discharge.

Who can use the service?

The service is provided to adults aged 18 and over and registered with a Luton GP.
The service is provided from:

  • The service is based both in the community and the hospital from 8.00 am – 6.30 pm seven days a week.
  • Care packages are delivered to patient’s in their own home environment, in a rehabilitation bed or in residential care homes for the elderly.
  • Assessments take place both in the hospital, patients own home or residential care homes for the elderly.

Service provided include:

  • The service consists of a team of health care professionals that work across the community and hospital to deliver a service which facilitates early discharge from hospital and prevents unnecessary hospital admission for patients with acute medical and nursing care needs.
  • The team also provide assessment, support and nursing care to patients in intermediate care/ rehabilitation beds.
  • The team consists of skilled nurses who are trained to undertake full assessment of patients, deliver acute interventions and monitor patients during acute episodes of illness.
  • The team work collaboratively with GPs, Consultants and other services such as the Community Assessment and Rehabilitation Team and social services.

Referrals to this service can be made by:

  • GP’s
  • Hospital Consultants
  • hospital social workers
  • staff working in residential care homes for the elderly

Contact details:
Tel: 0333 405 3000 

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