H4 Hospital supports homeless people with high use of acute medical services.
H4 Hospital was set up to prevent homeless people being discharged from hospital in an unplanned manner. It clearly links housing and health to ensure a smooth and timely transition for service users, reducing unplanned discharges and the risk of street homelessness.
It focuses on people presenting to acute services in Stockport (Stepping Hill Hospital), however we also provide telephone consultation advice to Wythenshawe (Wythenshawe Hospital). We can support service users to access accommodation out of area.
It also ensures that service users are supported to access appropriate resources once back in the community, rather than becoming detached and going back to using emergency service provision.
Read our Midway Report on the development and impact of the service over the last two years here.