Our HomeFIRST Service provides intensive, short term support for clients transitioning from hospital back into life at home.
HomeFIRST is a “wrap around service” that can remove the need for hospital admission by being able to take acutely unwell clients from either ED (hospital emergency department) or GP (General Practitioner) practice. HomeFIRST can also facilitate an earlier patient discharge from medical, surgical or AT&R wards.
The service achieves great results, with very positive feedback from clients and their families.
- Waimate (township)
To Access HomeFIRST
Eligibility assessment and access to HomeFIRST is managed by:
- your GP
- hospital Emergency Department (ED)
- other departments of the South Canterbury District Health Board (SCDHB).
“Within an hour of leaving the hospital a lovely young lady was in Mums home talking her through the process in a caring and easy to understand way. She explained who Mum’s support staff would be and what they could assist with. The service was 5+ star. The next day when someone from your service phoned they remembered it was Mum’s birthday and wished her a fabulous day. Sandra has been coming to support Mum for a couple of days now and we have found her to be kind, unobtrusive and respectful of Mum, her home and her “reluctance to accept help”. I can’t speak highly enough of your team and the service they are providing.”
Sharon, Daughter of HomeFIRST Client