Intermediate care is a period of care and rehabilitation between the hospital and home, designed to help you regain your independence and enable you to return to normal life as smoothly as possible. This is done through professional advice, support and encouragement. The key to successful rehabilitation is for them to work with the patient to reach their individual goals that they want to achieve. Intermediate care may also be suitable as an alternative to hospital admission.

A person’s length of stay in intermediate care will be determined by their individual progress and may last for up to six weeks. There are three intermediate care units in Greenwich and all aim to help you regain your independence, confidence and skills.

Intermediate care is available to patients registered with general practitioners (GPs) in Greenwich. It is available to anyone over 18 years of age.

The three intermediate care units in Greenwich are:

Intermediate Care at Home is also available.

Greenwich Community Health Services’ Joint Emergency Team, who are based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, assess patients for intermediate care and intermediate care at home.

How to access this service

This service is available to Greenwich residents or those registered with a Greenwich GP. Referral is made through the Joint Emergency Team.

Greenwich Intermediate Care Unit (GICU)

The Greenwich Intermediate Care Unit (GICU) moved from the Bevan Unit to the new Eltham Community Hospital in March and patients will no longer be transferred to Bevan Unit. Eltham Community Hospital is a purpose-built NHS hospital bringing together GPs, nurses and social care under one roof. The hospital enables the delivery of high quality, integrated clinical and community services that meet the needs of people across the borough of Greenwich. The hospital features two GP practices, Eltham Medical Practice and Eltham Palace Surgery, 40 intermediate care beds, out-patient consulting rooms and a state-of-the-art x-ray suite.

The Greenwich Intermediate Care Unit (GICU) moved from the Bevan Unit to the new Eltham Community Hospital in March and patients will no longer be transferred to Bevan Unit.

The Modern Matron Suki Basi contact details is 07795046715 .

The new ward can be contacted directly on 020 3049 0450 or via fax on 020 8850 7302.

Ashgreen House

Ashgreen House offers an extensive list of care services to the London area of Woolwich, including residential, day care, nursing, intermediate and respite care, while also functioning as a Neighborhood Resource Centre.

This care home is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and is able to provide care for 52 residents.

Ashgreen House is in a quiet residential area of Woolwich. The home has 52 beds which are situated on four floors. All rooms are single occupancy and have en-suite facilities. Each floor has its own dedicated lounge and dining space. A spacious activities lounge is situated on the first floor. A full time activities leader. A sweet shop and general store are located on the ground floor. There are two lifts and stairs for residents use.

Externally, there are gardens situated to the front and rear of the building and there is some parking space available for visitors to the home. There is a residents’ garden with raised beds situated by the day center and a gardening club to encourage residents to join in.

Staff have access to highly-skilled treatment and procedures in relation to recovery and rehabilitation, achieving effective and long-term results that, where possible, enable users to return to a full and fulfilling lifestyle.

Facilities & Services: Palliative Care • Day Care • Respite Care • Own Furniture if required • Pets by arrangement • Close to Local shops • Near Public Transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Ground Floor Accommodation only • Gardens for residents • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Time Court unit

Time Court first opened on 28th June 2004. The home is situated in Charlton and provides nursing care for 20 service users 10 on Capella unit and a further 10 in the category of intermediate care on Ross unit. This unit provides a specialist rehabilitative service prior to final discharge back into the community residents having either been admitted from the community or direct from hospital.

There is a Day Centre run by the registered provider in a separate part of the building and which provides communal facilities for residents to use if they choose including dining areas hairdressing facilities and numerous quiet areas and transport for outings for service users. Meetings for residents and relatives are held on a regular basis and a League of Friends for the home has been set up.

The email address for the home is timecourt.admin@sanctuary-housing.co.uk