Leaving hospital


Leaving hospital and support at home

Think family and friends first

It’s normal to be a bit apprehensive about being home after a stay in hospital. Sometimes a chat with a loved one can be reassuring. If you are worried about anything once you get home, ring a family member or a friend and let them know how you are feeling.

Could you ask a neighbour or local community group for help?

The local community can be an excellent source of help and many neighbourhoods now have local groups or co-ordinators who can connect you to someone who can help out.

If you live in Colchester or Tendring there are two local organisations that have access to a wide range of support. They can help with:

  • transport and collecting prescriptions
  • identifying home help or support for food shopping

Community support for Colchester residents

Community360 (Opens in a new window)
Email the Community360 team
Telephone 01206 505 250

Community support for Tendring residents

Community Voluntary Services Tendring (Opens in a new window)
Email the CVS Tendring team
Telephone 01255 425 692


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