Home First brings together staff from Dorset’s acute hospitals in Bournemouth, Dorchester and Poole, community teams from Dorset HealthCare, and social care services from both Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council and Dorset Council.
Together, they form a virtual One Dorset team, divided into five clusters – Bournemouth and Christchurch, Poole, east Dorset and Purbeck, north and mid-Dorset, and Weymouth and the Jurassic Coast.
There is a single point of access (SPA) co-ordinating referrals from the acute hospitals and liaising with cluster team leads to ensure patients are promptly assessed and provided with appropriate support once they have returned home (or to another care setting).
University Hospitals Dorset (Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals):0300 019 4886 or firstname.lastname@example.org
University Hospitals Dorset (Poole hospital):0300 019 8499 or email@example.com
Dorset County Hospital:0800 783 8058 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorset HealthCare: 0800 587 4997 or email@example.com