Help When you Leave Hospital

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some services have changed. Find the latest information and advice about our services for vulnerable adults in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

See further information about changes to services.

Support to live independently when you leave hospital.

The intermediate care team can help you avoid admission to hospital when you’re unwell. If you do have to go into hospital we'll work with hospital staff to arrange your discharge and rehabilitation plans.

How we work

We work with you for a short period of time, in your home or at a rehabilitation unit and help you with things like:

  • Improving your confidence
  • Living safely and independently at home
  • Preventing admissions to hospitals or care homes

Who's in our team?

  • A medical consultant
  • Nursing staff
  • A physiotherapist
  • An occupational therapist
  • Rehabilitation staff
  • A pharmacy technician


The team’s assessments and services are free. There may be charges for other services.

If we arrange other services, we’ll check your finances to see how much you have to pay. We’ll also check you’re getting all the benefits you’re entitled to.


If you’re in hospital, your nurses, therapists or doctors can help you decide if our services are right for you. If you live at home you should discuss your needs with a GP, district nurse or social worker.