Rapid Response Nurses perform a vital function in our network of health-care services. By facilitating smooth transitions from hospital to home, they act as a bridge to support patients with complex and high care needs.
We help connect you with community or home-based primary care and ensure that appropriate follow-up appointments are scheduled.
This program is intended for short-term intensive assistance and is not intended to replace the services provided by contracted service providers.
We will work collaboratively with your existing network of health-care professionals, hospital staff, primary care providers and community agencies to help you avoid unnecessary hospital re-admissions following discharge.
Rapid Response Nurses provide intensive care coordination for eligible patients during the crucial first 30 days after leaving hospital. The Rapid Response Nurses will visit the patient at home within 24 hours of him/her leaving the hospital.
Rapid Response Nurses will help you:
- understand your illness and symptoms,
- understand your hospital discharge plan,
- understand how to take prescribed medications,
- arrange for follow-up medical appointments or tests,
- connect with your primary care providers, and
- receive appropriate home supports as quickly as possible so you have everything you need to stay at home safely.