I would just like to say a huge thank you to the acute hospital at home team who recently looked after me at home whilst receiving intravenous antibiotics twice daily.

This is a fantastic service which I don’t think many people know about.

The team are based at Dorset County Hospital and come out to people in their own homes who need treatment but don’t necessarily need to be in hospital. Each team consists of a staff nurse and a health care assistant. They are extremely caring and professional and any problems are quickly dealt with and referred back to the hospital if necessary.

I know people are quick to criticise the NHS but this is such an efficient use of resources and frees up badly needed beds in the hospital.

Thank you again.

Lorna Dewar

West Wools,