Community ward teams: Report 1. : Review of the Community Report teams. Report 2. Snapshot survey of the Community Report Teams.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/264232
Title:
Community ward teams: Report 1. : Review of the Community Report teams. Report 2. Snapshot survey of the Community Report Teams.
Authors:
Eastern Health Board (EHB)
Publisher:
Eastern Health Board (EHB)
Issue Date:
1999
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/264232
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
In late 1990's a new initiative entitled the "Community Ward Team" was introduced to our Board's Community Care areas. The concept of the Community Ward Teams was to provide outreach medical, nursing and paramedical services on a multi-disciplinary basis in the patients own home, thereby obviating the need for in-patient admission with the obvious resultant social gain. The aim of this service was to reduce acute hospital admissions and to facilitate early discharge to an appropriate level of care in the community. For the first year of operation of the Community Ward Teams most areas confined admissions to patients who fell within the original criteria for admission, i.e. a multi-disciplinary team input from at least two specialities for a fixed period of time (12 weeks) to patients capable of being rehabilitated to live in the community with normal community supports. Over the first year, while at first admission were confined to patients who had been seen by a Geriatrician, it rapidly became apparent that General Practitioners access would greatly enhance the delivery of the service. After a brief pilot period where no major difficulties were encountered in allowing General Practitioners to have access to the service, this was extended to other Community Care Areas. Subsequent to this, it was also found that other hospital Consultants wished to refer to the Community Ward Teams, and this was also accommodated.
Keywords:
COMMUNITY CARE; HOSPITAL ADMISSION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEastern Health Board (EHB)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-05T20:59:50Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-05T20:59:50Z-
dc.date.issued1999-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/264232-
dc.descriptionIn late 1990's a new initiative entitled the "Community Ward Team" was introduced to our Board's Community Care areas. The concept of the Community Ward Teams was to provide outreach medical, nursing and paramedical services on a multi-disciplinary basis in the patients own home, thereby obviating the need for in-patient admission with the obvious resultant social gain. The aim of this service was to reduce acute hospital admissions and to facilitate early discharge to an appropriate level of care in the community. For the first year of operation of the Community Ward Teams most areas confined admissions to patients who fell within the original criteria for admission, i.e. a multi-disciplinary team input from at least two specialities for a fixed period of time (12 weeks) to patients capable of being rehabilitated to live in the community with normal community supports. Over the first year, while at first admission were confined to patients who had been seen by a Geriatrician, it rapidly became apparent that General Practitioners access would greatly enhance the delivery of the service. After a brief pilot period where no major difficulties were encountered in allowing General Practitioners to have access to the service, this was extended to other Community Care Areas. Subsequent to this, it was also found that other hospital Consultants wished to refer to the Community Ward Teams, and this was also accommodated.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEastern Health Board (EHB)en_GB
dc.subjectCOMMUNITY CAREen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITAL ADMISSIONen_GB
dc.titleCommunity ward teams: Report 1. : Review of the Community Report teams. Report 2. Snapshot survey of the Community Report Teams.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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