H4 Hospital supports people experiencing homelessness who have poor health and need support to manage their condition and access services.
This service delivers both rapid response and assessment in hospital as well as intensive support with health management in the community, through Hospital and Health Advocates. Poor health is a primary factor to experiencing homelessness and the homeless population suffers from significant health needs compared to their less vulnerable peers. This service understands and breaks down the health needs of our service users and the range of barriers to accessing and engaging in suitable treatments.
H4 Hospital works with Stepping Hill Hospital (Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and Pennine Care) to manage planned discharge and appropriate treatment, and a wide range of community based health services
In 2017 this service was awarded an Association for Public Sector Excellence award for Best Health and Wellbeing Initiative and the Greater Manchester Community and Voluntary Organisations award for Health and Social Care Innovation.
Advocates Becky and Katie collecting the APSE award