The purpose of CIT is to free up beds/trolleys in SJH,and facilitate clients early discharge home. Also, to prevent re-admissions to hospital, by implementing nursing care in the home “out of hours”.
When dispatched, two team members visit the client in their own home, that evening, if requested. A full nursing assessment is done, and the nurse decides on further visit needs. We also have an on-site wound clinic (Rathmines) for clients who do not want a home visit.
Hours of duty:
7 Day nursing service in the Dublin area
(Last referral at 10pm)
Criteria for acceptance:
All nursing care in the community including the following:
Who can refer:
How to refer:
Staff involved are Joan Bourke, Asst Dir Nursing, and a dedicated nursing and carer team.