020 8354 8585
Home ward Ealing helps people during a period of severe or sudden illness, or when they have been discharged from a general hospital, so they can recover and remain well at home.
The service is for people aged 18 or over who live in the London Borough of Ealing or who are registered with an Ealing GP (family doctor).
Similar services are sometimes referred to as ‘intermediate care’, ‘integrated care’ or ‘virtual wards’.
The types of conditions or situations we might help with include:
- Falls without apparent injuries
- Urinary tract infection, respiratory tract infection, cellulitis
- Worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or congestive heart failure
- Unstable diabetes
- Elderly patients with increasing frailty who are at risk of admission to hospital
- If a carer has become unwell
If necessary we will work alongside mental health teams, but the main need should be of a physical or social care nature.
How we can help
We can provide fast assessment and short-term treatment to help people in their own home – usually for around five days.
We also provide inpatient care at Clayponds Hospital in South Ealing for people who need extra support for a short period – usually around one week.
For people who need help over a longer period, our rehabilitation service can support people for up to six weeks.
Home ward Ealing is a partnership between:
- West London Mental Health NHS Trust
- Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
- Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust
- Ealing Council
- London Central & West Unscheduled Care Collaborative
If you think you would benefit from our service, you should discuss this with your GP.
The following people can refer patients into the Home ward service:
- GPs and members of a patient’s primary care teams (eg district nurses) after discussion with the GP. Patients should have been seen by a GP, community matron or community specialist nurse within the last 72 hours.
- Hosptial staff from Ealing Hospital, and other neighbouring hospitals including Urgent Care Centre, Emergency Department, medical and therapy staff.
- Ambulance staff after attending a patient’s home.
- Out of hours primary care services
(eg 111, GPs or Urgent Care Centre)
To discuss a referral, call 020 8354 8585.