Shropshire Care Closer to Home goes to Whitchurch

28 June 2019 11:21am

Whitchurch residents have met with local health experts to find out more about the Shropshire Care Closer to Home Programme.

 

A drop-in session was held at the Whitchurch Community Hospital hosted by Barrie Reis-Seymour, Commissioning and Redesign Lead, and Laura Casey, Project Support Officer, from the Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

 

As part of a series of pop-up events hosted by the team, the session provided an opportunity to hear the people of Whitchurch’s thoughts on how the new project could best meet people’s needs.

 

The Shropshire Care Closer to Home Programme is a transformation project aimed to help local people over 65 with a number of health conditions, receive joined-up care and support from the NHS and Shropshire Council in their own home or local community and therefore avoid a hospital stay.

 

This Programme is also about providing health, mental health and social care from organisations working together in the local community as one team. It aims to reach people earlier, and keep people as well as possible and at home for as long as possible. It will provide one familiar point of contact for the patient and family who will co-ordinate the care and support provided. This makes things much simpler for the patient, carer or family, having to only deal with one person and team, and only needing to tell their story once.

 

The next event will be taking place in the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital restaurant on Wednesday, 21 August, 2019 between 12.30pm – 3.00pm.

 

If you were unable to attend the event in Whitchurch, please feel free to share your comments by emailing shrccg.careclosertohome@nhs.net.

 

Photo caption (l-r): Sarah Chadwick, a social worker from Shropshire Council, and Laura Casey and Barrie Reis-Seymour from the Shropshire Care Closer to Home Programme Team.