We’re delighted to be working in partnership to support people being discharged from Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

Alongside Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) Forth Valley and FoodTrain Falkirk, we have all committed to the Home from Hospital project, with support from Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), and Clackmannanshire and Stirling HSCP. This Hospital Link Worker Service (HLWS) and coordinated community has been a highly successful “out of hospital” wrap around care across Forth Valley.

The service has helped over hundreds of local people get home safely from hospital and as partners, we're actively working together to ensure that each person has transport, medications and food in their home, as needed. Once the person is settled, they’re visited by a trained Strathcarron Hospice Compassionate Neighbour volunteer.

Support is also offered to carers and people who have been bereaved and the team of staff and volunteers can provide social, emotional and practical support in small groups or one-to-one.

The project has been a huge success and by reducing pressure on NHS Forth Valley, it has helped to make more beds available for new admissions more quickly.

Volunteers are at the centre of our partnership project and their kindness has already supported many local people to settle in safely and comfortably at home after a hospital stay.

To keep up with the demand, we need more volunteer hands on deck, and we invite people from across Forth Valley to get in touch and to join us as a volunteer, so that together we can help many more vulnerable community members at this difficult time.

We would love to hear from you, so please get in touch via email and find out more: [email protected].