Intermediate Care Team (ICT) South

The Intermediate Care Team (ICT) is a multi-disciplinary Rehabilitation team including:

  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Support Workers
  • Therapy Technicians
  • Administration Staff

The aims of the team are the prevention of unnecessary hospital admissions, support for an earlier discharge from hospital and avoiding or delaying the need for long-term care. We do this by assessing the person's abilities, setting up a rehabilitation programme and monitoring the progress made. Individuals must consent to the referral and be medically stable before they will be taken on by the team.

We provide rehabilitative support to help individuals recover from illness/injury. This is achieved by agreeing goals with people and by helping them to become as independent as possible in their own homes. Subject to assessment each person may have a package of homecare provided and will be expected to follow an individual rehabilitation programme to work towards mutually agreed goals. The service is initially for a two week period and may be extended for up to a further 4 weeks in order to achieve these goals.

Assessment:
The individual can expect a holistic, team assessment to determine appropriateness of the ICT involvement. However, further specialist assessment may need to be completed by the professional members of our team. Confidentiality is a priority and the person will be asked first for their agreement to share information when necessary.

Care Co-ordination & Care Planning:
Once the assessment has been completed, a care plan will be developed to meet the person's particular needs and may involve any of the team members.

Care Packages and Plans:
Care packages are flexible and designed to provide the best available support with professionals carrying out shared visits, as appropriate, with colleagues. Individuals will be given a copy of their support plan, which will be reviewed by a social worker as progress is achieved.

What happens on Discharge from ICT:
Afterwards, and with the consent of the person, further referrals will be made to other services for longer term support, with personal hygiene and nutritional needs. If required further therapy and nursing this can also be arranged.

The Intermediate Care Team (ICT) is provided free-of-charge. However, if an individual requires care from Adult Services after the period of Intermediate Care, there may be a charge for this, dependent on a financial assessment.

Coverage

Adur, Arun, Worthing

How To Access

Referrals can be made by hospital professionals, consultants; GPs, Adult Services; district nurses or therapy staff. These referrals must go via OneCall.

Patients and family can refer themselves if, when screened by a Onecall clinician, the referral is deemed to be appropriate.The patient must have consented to the referral and must be registered with a GP in Adur, Arun or Worthing.

The patients must be over the age of 18 and be willing to engage in a rehabilitation programme.

Contact Details

The Intermediate Care Team
3rd Floor Southfield House
11 Liverpool Gardens
Worthing
BN11 1RY
Tel: 01273 666456
Fax: 01903 239363
Email: SC-TR.intermediatecare-aaw-mailbox@nhs.net
Any answerphone messages left will be picked up by 9am the following working day.

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 8.30am to 4:30pm

How to find us

We visit patients in their own homes.

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