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Poole Intermediate Care Service (PICS)

Poole Intermediate Care Service (PICS) is a joint service for adults and older people in the Borough of Poole designed to:

  • prevent unnecessary admission to hospital/residential care

  • facilitate rapid discharge from hospital

It is funded by the Borough of Poole and Dorset HealthCare University Foundation Trust.

This service may include Senior Nursing and Social Work staff undertaking assessments, providing treatment and devising ongoing care packages;  with short-term front line practical support provided by a team of Community Rehabilitation Assistants. In practice an older person might receive support to dress, wash, cook, take medication and/or mobilise, in addition to nursing tasks appropriate to their condition. 

Referral to the Service is via the Single Point of Access by the PICS team.

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Contact us

Intermediate Care Locality Manager
Sharon Powell

Address

Poole Intermediate Care Service
Room K202
Philip Arnold Unit
Poole Hospital NHS Trust
Longfleet Road
Poole
Dorset
BH15 2JB 

Telephone:

01202 263084
01202 263085