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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  • 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.