Social and Health Care Team
What we do
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.
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.
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Page last reviewed: 21 November, 2023