The Trust began an exciting new service recently and saw the first of its patients move into a new short stay reablement unit located within The Grand care home in West Bridgford. Reablement is a form of rehabilitation to help people to regain the ability to look after themselves following illness or injury.
For patients in need of nursing care, but not necessarily within hospital environment, the short stay reablement unit offers a high quality, 24 hour, seven days a week programme of individualised care that will support and allow patients to return to home as soon as possible. Patients who need more intensive medical or nursing care, and require bed based rehabilitation, will be cared for in Lings Bar Hospital in Nottingham. The Hospital will support City and County residents whilst the new unit will be for County residents only.
This is a new and exciting partnership with a private care home provider sharing expertise, training and resources for the benefit of care delivery and will have dedicated social work provision to ensure timely discharges are achieved. The short stay reablement unit will have a length of stay of no more than 14 days.
Age UK Notts and East Midlands Carers Trust will also be partners in this new approach to care delivery. Both partners will act as advocates and to support and signpost anyone who has undertaken rehabilitation via this pathway to ensure seamless transition back to their home address and also into their wider community, following discharge.
Linda Crick, Service Manager, Age UK Notts said, “We are delighted to be involved in this new partnership approach, providing independent support for individuals during their rehabilitation and discharge home, enabling them to live as independently as possible in the community”.
Claire Smith, Head of Inpatient Nursing said: “This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with Age UK Notts and The Grand in developing improved pathways for patients needing ongoing therapy as part of their recovery, within a non-hospital setting. We look forward to working with our partners to ensure patients receive goal set rehabilitation, within a care environment, prior to discharge from the service.“
The service is one of eight community service contracts awarded to the Trust, which started at the beginning of April. The other contracts are Rushcliffe Adult Integrated Care Teams; Nottingham North and East Adult Integrated Care Team; Nottingham West Adult Integrated Care Team; Community Nursing Evening and Night Service; Integrated Children and Young People’s Health Services; Children in Care Nursing; and Adult Allied Health Professionals, which includes services such as Dietetics, Podiatry and Diabetes Education Programmes.
For more information visit the A-Z of Services on the Trust website: www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk