This report is Pathway’s work to consider demand for medical respite provision in North Central London. The study also includes analysis of the needs of patients experiencing homelessness in the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey (BEH) Mental Health Trust. Data was not available for Camden & Islington Mental Health Trust. 

This report sets out the findings from a needs assessment based on an analysis of hospital data, detailed patient audits, stakeholder interviews, a review of relevant literature and learning from existing and past medical respite projects. This report presents a range of options for stakeholder consideration around the ideal focus for medical respite in North Central London and the most appropriate service design to meet the needs of patients. The report also touches on the optimum size and location for a medical respite facility and makes recommendations for funding and operating provision.