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Intermediate Care Service in County Durham

Pelton Grange Care Home in Chester-le-Street, Brockwell Court Care Home in Consett and Hollie Hill Care Home in Stanley all have 14 beds which North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group can use to help provide intermediate care to people in the local community.

The reason for providing intermediate care in the North Durham area is to support individuals who have experienced an acute illness or trauma and following hospital treatment have been identified for further therapy that will enable a safe return to their own home.

Not sure if intermediate care is suitable for you or someone you know? Take a look at the below case study which explains the service we provide.

Case Study

A lady who had been admitted to hospital following a fall at home came and used the intermediate care service at Hollie Hill Care Home in Stanley. She required rehabilitation therapy and active support to enable her to manage her medication. Within two weeks she was helping the team at the home wash dishes and was making cups of tea for other residents. Since returning home, she stays in regular contact with the service and has recently become a volunteer, giving peer support to those on the intermediate care service and working with the activities team to organise special experiences for those in the home.

Intermediate care is only a short term option to help get people out of hospital, but back on their feet before they return home.

Pelton Grange, Brockwell Court and Hollie Hill receive between 6-10 admissions per month for their intermediate care service. The average stay for these admissions is between 25-35 days. After being treated by our intermediate care teams most people return to their own homes.

More information about the intermediate care service that we provide can be found on our website.

Date published: 15 September 2017

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