The Acute Clinical Team (ACT) gives short-term care to frail patients who would rather be in their own home.
They can also call on other teams to provide treatment in the home, like physiotherapy.
The team provides care between the hours of 8:30am and 10pm, seven days a week.
GPs can refer patients to the ACT and they can also be called out by the ambulance service, social workers, district nurses, Acute GP Unit, hospitals, A & E Departments and the voluntary sector. It also works with paramedics to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions from 999 calls. Accepts patients over 18 years of age.
Referral times are Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm and can be contacted Neath Port Talbot Gateway - 01639 686802
On Weekends and Bank Holidays 8:30am to 5pm and can be contacted through Neath Port Talbot Hospital Switchboard on 01639 862000
If patients do end up being hospitalised, ACT can also help achieve an early discharge.