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Hospital At Home: A new and innovative service

News update from NHS Highland - Jan 23

Hospital At Home: A new and innovative service

We have recently been successful on a Scottish Government bid to trial an exciting new service, which will introduce a Hospital at Home team on Skye.

In a twelve month trial from January 2023, Hospital at Home will allow for acute hospital care to be delivered in patients' homes, including the local Care Homes. Acute care could be anything like infections, minor injuries, serious illnesses, or anything else deemed urgent yet a non-emergency. Instead of going to hospital, patients will have the option to ask for this service should they so wish and only if it suits their healthcare needs.

The Hospital at Home will consist of an entire new healthcare team, meaning our hospitals can remain as staffed as possible, with support from Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
Skye is the first remote and rural area this is being trialled in, and we're excited to see the improvements and benefits this exciting and innovative service brings to our communities.
We will keep you posted on any further information or developments surrounding this programme.

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