Our Wrap Around Service provides intensive, short term support for clients transitioning from hospital back into life at home, with great results.
Introduced by Presbyterian Support South Canterbury in late 2014, the Wrap Around Service (WAS) provides intensive, short term support for clients transitioning from hospital back into life at home.
WAS 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. WAS can also facilitate an earlier patient discharge from medical, surgical or AT&R wards.
Although a relatively new service, WAS has already achieved significant results, with positive feedback from clients and their families.
Eligibility assessment and access to WAS is managed by:
The criteria are outlined in the WAS GP Fact Sheet.
“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 WAS (Wrap Around Service) Client