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Home from Hospital scheme launched at Bradford Royal Infirmary
9:00am Tuesday 19th February 2013 in News
A scheme that eases hospital patients back into everyday life was officially launched at Bradford Royal Infirmary yesterday.
Representatives from The Carers’ Resource and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were present to answer questions about the new Home from Hospital scheme.
The programme of additional support was originally offered to patients being discharged from Airedale General Hospital, near Keighley. The service has now been extended to include patients returning home from Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke’s Hospital, as well as community hospitals at Westbourne Green, Eccleshill and Westwood Park in Bradford, Troutbeck in Ilkley and Curregate in Keighley.
As the Telegraph & Argus reported yesterday, 90-year-old Kempton Cannon is among those to have benefited from the project.
The former painter and decorator from Addingham, who was anxious about how he would cope back home living alone after a spell in hospital, said: "I do not know what I would have done, or how I would have got back on my feet without them.”