NHS Intermediate and Continuous Health Care

NHS Intermediate and Continuous Health Care

Intermediate Care (NHS)
Intermediate care describes enhanced health care services provided by multi-disciplinary teams including the NHS.

The aim is to offer services to prevent you having to go into hospital unnecessarily, or if in hospital, to rehabilitate you so you can be discharged earlier. Another aim of intermediate care is to prevent early or unnecessary admission into long-term residential care.

You can be offered intermediate care in your own home or in other designated care settings. It is provided free if you are eligible for the service.

Intermediate care is usually limited to a maximum of six weeks.

NHS fully funded continuing health care
NHS continuing health care is the name given to a package of services which are arranged and funded by the NHS for people outside hospital with ongoing heath needs. You can get continuing healthcare in any place, including your own home or in a care home.

An assessment will be made by a multi-disciplinary team involving health and Adult Care professionals.

Further information is available on the Department of Health website at: www.dh.gov.uk/SocialCare