The Front Door Support Discharge Service was set up in July 2016 and is available for patients presenting to the Acute Medical Unit and the Accident & Emergency Department at Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy. This is a short term support model to enable a person to recover from an acute illness in their own home and remove the need to admission to hospital. For those patients who access the service, it is planned that they will at least resume their pre-illness level of functioning following the provision of the short term support. If patients cannot access and receive this service, they would likely be admitted and remain in hospital.
An assessment will be completed by a health care professional from the Front Door Discharge team to assess what support is right for you. You cannot access this service directly.
The service has operated well since it was established and has achieved positive outcomes for those patients who accessed the service and removed the need for unnecessary hospital admission.