Going into or leaving hospital

Going into or leaving hospital

If you are going into or leaving hospital there are services to help. If it's difficult to get to hospital because of a mobility problem, most hospitals have a patient transport service. For other people who can't afford the cost of the journey, the hospital may pay you back the cost of the journey if you're on a low income. Some hospitals have a patient support service, for people who need a bit of extra help while they are visiting hospital for an appointment.

When leaving hospital, care or support should normally be planned and arranged with you if you need it after leaving. But there are also other services that can help as well, such as Age UK's Home from Hospital Service. Find out more about how we may be able to help if you might need help to manage when you return home from hospital:

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  • Age UK Wandsworth - Home from hospital

    549 - 551 Old York Road, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1TQ

    Telephone: 020 8877 8942 (direct line) or 020 8877 8940 (main office)

    Description: The Home from Hospital service offers practical support and assistance to people aged 60-plus in their own homes for up to six weeks after they have left hospital.

  • Discharge from hospital - Information for Carers

    Telephone: 0808 808 7777

    Description: Carers UK provides information and guidance for carers about discharge from hospital and the possible support available.

  • Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital - Patient transport

    Telephone: 020 7188 2888

    Description: Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital have a patient transport service for people who need it and qualify after being assessed by the hospital's transport team.

  • Non-Emergency Patient Transport - St George's Hospital

    Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London, SW17 0QT

    Telephone: 020 8725 0808

    Description: Non-Emergency Patient Transport is an ambulance service that can take patients to and from St George's hospital.

  • Pet care when going into hospital or a care home

    Description: If you have a pet and you will be going in to hospital it's important to think about who can look after your pet.

  • The Haven

    The Haven, Effie Road, London , SW6 1TB

    Telephone: 020 7384 0099

    Description: The Haven is a national charity that offers breast cancer care and support which is designed for the individual.

  • WATCH - Wandsworth Alarm Telephone Care Helpline

    Housing Customer Centre, Housing and Community Services Department, 90 Putney Bridge Road , SW18 1HR

    Telephone: 020 8871 8198 (general enquiries and appointments), 0208 871 7741 (direct line to the emergency response officers)

    Description: WATCH lifeline is a full home visiting emergency response alarm service provided by Wandsworth Council.