Home from Hospital
Home from Hospital

Home from Hospital: Free grocery pack for those leaving hospital

Our Home from Hospital Pack is a bag of essentials given to you free of charge if you are leaving hospital.


There are two types of pack:

  • Ambient pack, all items can be kept at room temperature.
  • Fresh pack, this pack includes all items in the ambient pack and additional fresh items (some of which may need to be kept refrigerated).


Delivery of a Home from Hospital pack can be made to the client’s home, a neighbour, or the hospital reception.

We can only deliver to addresses inside Hertfordshire. Delivery will be made between 11.30am and 2pm.

HILS also provides bags to Age UK hospital discharge teams to store on site.


In order to receive a Home from Hospital pack, we must receive a referral from a health or social care professional.

If you wish to receive one on your discharge from hospital, please speak to your health or social care professional.

If you are a health or social care professional, please refer clients by clicking here.


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