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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Social and Health Care Team

The Social and Health Care team offers patients across Oxfordshire further rehabilitation and support following treatment in hospital. This care can help to bridge the gap between hospital and home. Patients may need care in a residential setting, such as a nursing home or in a community hospital, or they may simply need some level of support in their own home. The teams work with patients either after leaving hospital or to prevent unnecessary admission. Usually these patients need care from both health and social care professionals.

The aim of the Social and Health Care team  is to provide short-term rehabilitative care to enable the individual to regain their independence to continue to live in their own home. This reduces  hospital admissions and enables earlier and timely discharge from hospital.

When a patient requires short-term rehabilitative intervention and support, an assessment of the patient’s needs is undertaken. The multi-disciplinary teams of social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, mental health nurses and support workers together provide the appropriate package of care and rehabilitative treatment. The teams are able to offer a responsive service to patients for a period of up to four weeks.

How to access this service

Referrals can be made via the GP, District Nurse or by self-referral and should be made directly to the Social and Health Care team.

Contact Details

You can contact the Social and Health Care team by:

Telephone: 0845 050 7666
Fax: 01865 783111
Email: socialandhealthcare@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Website: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/healthandsocialcare

 

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Last updated: 16 August, 2017

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