New community bed model to be implemented

NHS East Riding of Yorkshire CCG has announced its intention to implement plans for a new communty bed model which will see more people receive support in their own home. 

Jane Hawkard, Chief Officer for NHS East Riding of Yorkshire CCG:

“As a CCG we have been working in partnership with City Health Care Partnership (CHCP) CIC to implement the outcomes and recommendations from our Urgent Care Consultation.

“In line with our agreed plans following public consultation, the month of April will see the transition to our new community based model of care. This means many patients will no longer be treated in a hospital setting but will be supported with their care through a more proactive recovery model of treatment.

“Once people are medically fit, the best place for them is not a large hospital and the clinical evidence shows that people recover faster when they are back in their own home environment, carrying on with their activities of daily living.

“Our changes mean that many patients who can go home will go home to receive treatment after a spell in hospital.  Those that need additional support will go to our ‘Active Recovery’ beds which are based in our local communities, when intensive rehabilitation is required patients will access community beds in East Riding Community Hospital at Beverley.  The emphasis on care is focused on re-ablement and support to ensure the patient can go home as soon as possible and lead a full and independent life.

“The transition has now started with all existing patients in the Macmillan Wolds Unit community ward being safely discharged. CHCP will commence the formal process of closing the ward during April 2018, as we move to fully utilise our new services in the community.”

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