Intermediate Care (Central Manchester)
Intermediate Care is a service aimed at meeting the needs
of people who are not quite ill enough to go into hospital, but not
quite well enough to manage on their own at home. This service
provides short term rehabilitation to enable service users to
regain their optimal levels of independence.
Delamare Intermediate Care Unit, Gorton Parks, 121 Taylor
Street, Gorton, Manchester. M18 8DF
The service is provided 24 hours, 7 days a week to service users
according to need. Referral is 8.30 am - 5.00 pm 7days or via rapid
response outside of these hours.
Phone: 0161 230 3010 (8.00am - 8.00pm)
07791574469 (8.00am - 8.00pm)
The Intermediate Care Team consists of Physiotherapists,
Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Advanced Nurse Practioners,
Assistant Practioners and Rehabilitation Assistants. Working with
you, the team will aim to achieve the goals you identify to help
you become as independent as possible.
Referrals are accepted from Health or Social Care worker via
Contact Assessment faxed to 0161 230 3019 then followed by
telephone conversation with the Duty Team Leader on 07790 809582
(bed base) / 07791 574469 (home pathway).
Self-referrals are also accepted usually via call to Duty team
leader phone (07791 574469).
If you are able to stay at home, or to go straight home from
hospital, you can receive intermediate care in your own home.
The intermediate Care Team will visit you to help you regain your
independence. Carers may be arranged to help you short term
over this period also.
If you are unable to stay at home or to go straight home from
hospital, you will be assessed to go to an intermediate care
residential or nursing unit, where the team will start working with
you. The units have single rooms and support staff are available 24
hours a day.
You will be allocated a Key Worker who will be your main contact
in the service; he/she will act as your advocate throughout your
journey within the service.