Joining up Health and Social Care

As the population continue to rise and our older demographics grow, we must find a way to support our elderly neighbours so that they can enjoy greater independence and avoid lengthy stays at hospital as they sit ready for discharge.

We are working with the County Council and Acute Hospitals Trust to improve and speed up the process of finding the right level of care and support for elderly patients as they transition from the NHS to Social Care settings. This will help get people the support they need faster, while also providing more bed space to A&E services.