Working With the NHS to Improve Patient Flow

Virtual Wards, Early Supported Discharge, Admission Avoidance, Discharge to Assess.

Our services, delivered in partnership with the NHS:

– Integrate with existing providers within healthcare systems.

– Complement current community service provision

– Help reduce admissions and Delayed Transfers of Care

– Are a cost effective solution to the need for increased capacity

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Improving Patient Flow


In partnership with the NHS:

  • Integrate with existing providers.
  • Complement current services
  • Reduce Delayed Transfers of Care
  • Cost effective increased capacity
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We deliver cost-efficient community-based models of care as an alternative to hospital inpatient care


Early Supported Discharge services and Virtual Wards offer patients the care they need at home, instead of in hospital. These services fill in the gap until established community services are available or deliver types of home-based care not provided locally. Utilising this approach helps reduce Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC), freeing up inpatient capacity which can ease pressure on elective procedures and admissions from A&E. Our Admission Avoidance services provide clinical care at home as an alternative to hospital referral from primary care or admission through A&E.

HomeLink Healthcare works with NHS Trusts and their system partners to offer these pathways as a safe and high quality option for patients who welcome the opportunity of an early return to the familiar surroundings of home.

Clinical home care is provided by our highly skilled Multidisciplinary teams, supported by technology, delivering care at the right time in the right place. Patient wearable devices are available to provide remote monitoring of the patient’s condition. Our ‘in-reach team, based at the hospital, ensures tight integration with existing processes, identifies and assesses patients and manages the transition from hospital to home.

A wide range of nursing and therapy led services are available including:

  • Intravenous therapies including antibiotics
  • Medicine administration and management
  • Wound care
  • Post surgical rehabilitation and recovery


  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Care monitoring
  • Bridging packages of care

Each service is bespoke to reflect local needs

Case Studies

Hospital at home in the time of COVID-19

Covid-19 sent shock waves through Britain’s national health service, exposing fragilities, underlining insecurities, and pushing many hospitals to the brink. We consider what we have learned over the past months and the opportunities for long term improvement in our health system.

Discharge to Assess – retaining the positive improvements from the pandemic

HomeLink Healthcare were pleased to partner with The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust  to create a harmonious Discharge to Assess service to improve patient flow in their wards and reduce capacity challenges.

“HomeLink Healthcare believes that everyone should have the choice to be treated at home instead of in hospital.”


HomeLink Healthcare Ltd
Regal Court Business Centre,
42-44 High Street,
Slough, SL1 1EL

Tel: (020) 3137 5370
Fax: (020) 8573 7281

Registered in England and Wales: 09767951

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