Camden Early Supported Discharge Team

5th floor, South Wing, St Pancras Hospital, 4 St Pancras Way
London, NW1 0PE
United Kingdom

020 3317 3400

Camden Early Supported Discharge Team supports early discharge of eligible patients from acute hospitals and inpatient intermediate care beds.

It is one of a range of intermediate care services which provide therapies and rehabilitation in community settings for adults in Camden.
Read more about intermediate care services

The team provides intervention from therapists and enabling carers within a patient’s own home for six weeks. It also assists in multi-disciplinary hospital discharge planning and provides advice on referrals for ongoing rehabilitation.

The team’s aim is to prevent patient hospital re-admissions within 30 days of hospital discharge and to reduce long-term care costs.

Eligibility criteria (who is the service for?)

The service is for adults over the age of 18 who live in Camden and are registered with a Camden general practitioner (GP) who:

  • Require community-based rehabilitation and intervention
  • Adults with deterioration in health and physical function (not predominantly mental health) for whom an episode of rehabilitation or advice is likely to be of benefit
  • Adults whose needs are related to multiple pathologies or whose needs are related to illness which typically manifests itself in later life e.g. falls, Parkinson’s Disease, orthopaedic trauma, degenerative bone and joint disease

The service is not suitable for people without rehabilitation potential or who require an escort home only.

How can someone be referred?

The service accepts referrals from hospital therapists, hospital nurses and consultants. Referrals should be made by telephoning the Central Access Team on 020 3317 3400 or by email to: 

Download Camden Community Services referral form

Can I use NHS e-Referral (formerly Choose and Book) to arrange my first outpatient appointment?

NHS e-Referral is not applicable to this service.

Service times

The service is available from 09:00-17:00, Monday to Friday. Occasional weekend discharges will also be supported.

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