Hospital at Home – Innovating Acute Care in the Community

11:45 – 13:00

Hospital at Home is a short-term, targeted intervention that provides a level of acute care in an individual’s own home that is equivalent to the care provided in a hospital setting.

This innovative model of delivering acute level care in a person’s home avoids the risks associated with inpatient settings such as healthcare acquired infections, institutionalisation and loss of function. The model has seen significant growth with the number of NHS boards delivering a Hospital at Home service increasing from three to nine during the (COVID-19) pandemic.

During this session, delegates will learn how the service model has become a crucial part of Scotland’s plans to recover from the pandemic and reform for the future.

Delegates will hear from NHS boards and Health and Social Care Partnerships on how they have implemented the Hospital at Home model, including an exploration of the benefits the service has brought to patients, staff and their organisation.

This interactive session will also explore the key themes and challenges that Healthcare Improvement Scotland, NHS boards and Health and Social Care Partnerships are currently addressing to spread the service model.