Inpatient Unit - Horizon Unit, Horsham Hospital

Horizon Unit is a 38 bedded unit that provides short term rehabilitation for individuals over 18 years of age. Individuals are referred for rehabilitation following an acute worsening in their health such as infection, an acute hospital admission for illness or surgery, a fall, an adjustment of complex medication or palliative care. The ward provides a Multidisciplinary service that supports individuals with the aim of regaining independence as much as possible. Horizon unit has a dedicated team of Physiotherapist's and Occupational Therapist's to provide support and promote independence with mobility and personal care skills. They assess individual's needs in the community and refer to the relevant Health and social Care professionals for continuity of care as appropriate. The service objectives are to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and to support timely discharges from the acute hospitals. On admission to the service, a thorough individualised assessment is undertaken and a person centered approach is adopted to develop an achievable, motivational care plan in partnership between the Multidisciplinary Team, patients, relatives and carers. The care plan will focus on individual strengths and therapy goals are negotiated in collaboration with the aim of increasing individual's knowledge, resilience and confidence in regaining independence. Individual's medical needs are managed by a ward doctor Monday to Friday with support from an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with out of hours cover provided by IC24 out of hours GP service.

Coverage

Horsham

How To Access

Hospital referrals: The hospital discharge team refer individuals to the patient flow center and an available rehabilitation bed is allocated depending on ward capacity

Community referrals:-

  • Out of hour referrals are made through liaisons between healthcare professionals and the Clinical Assessment Unit (CAU) via an agreed pathway
  • During working hours, referrals are made directly between the GP and the Doctor based on Horizon unit

Contact Details

Matron – Donna Stallibrass
Ward Manager – Felicia Dunne

Address: Horizon Unit, Horsham Hospital, Hurst Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 2DR

Telephone: 01403 620441

Opening Hours

Horizon is a 24 hour service.

Visiting Times From 11:00 -20:00 with reduced visiting at mealtimes.

Visiting times can be negotiated if the patient requires support from their own carer due to cognitive impairment or other needs.

During Covid-19 Pandemic, please contact the ward directly to discuss visiting times.

How to find us

We are situated on Hurst Road opposite Collyers, The College of Richard Collyer and adjacent to the ambulance service. Parking and disabled parking are available. For local bus information visit the Metrobus website.

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