White cubes with 2019-2020 change on a white table represents the new 2020 year, We understand that winter bed pressure is now an all year-round concern and that many organisations are seeking alternatives to adding escalation beds or cancelling electives. Early Supported Discharge and Admission Avoidance are two practical ways of relieving the growing capacity challenges faced by acute hospitals HomeLink Healthcare collaborates with NHS organisations to co-produce, co-design, test, evaluate and deliver Early Supported Discharge and Admission Avoidance services that show measurable results for the patient and the healthcare system. We are currently delivering Early Supported Discharge (Recovery at Home) pilot services at Imperial College Healthcare and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trusts. Both services are fully integrated within existing services and are therefore reducing inequality in access to healthcare.  By combining the Trust’s unique understanding of their patients and local healthcare landscape, HomeLink Healthcare have developed services to address priority needs.

Specific examples include:

  • Working with OPAT teams to increase capacity in areas where availability is limited
  • Getting patients home on the same day to deliver Multi-Disciplinary Care
  • Extending complex wound care services to enable extra patients to transfer home
  • Bridging clinical care until community nursing services are available to take over
  • Providing a short-term Package of Care until social services are available

The pilots have provided real world evidence that flow within organisations has improved, bed days are saved cost effectively and that patient experience is very positive.

The first step in planning for next winter, is to engage with a specialist company delivering clinical home-based care such as HomeLink Healthcare. Working together we would:

  • Review recent data to identify patients who could have benefited from a Recovery at Home pathway
  • Consider the scope and size of a pilot which would act as proof of concept
  • Estimate the impact the extra capacity would have on key metrics such as A&E waiting times, 18-week RTT, Stranded and Super Stranded Patients.
  • Document the expected benefits to patient experience and outcomes.
  • Develop an outline business case with estimated costings

To start the conversation email andy.collett@homelinkhealthcare.co.uk or call 07984 570844 HomeLink Healthcare services are available to access via the NHS Shared Business Services Patient Discharge Services framework agreement.

We understand that winter bed pressure is now an all year-round concern and that many organisations are seeking alternatives to adding escalation beds or cancelling electives. Early Supported Discharge and Admission Avoidance are two practical ways of relieving the growing capacity challenges faced by acute hospitals HomeLink Healthcare collaborates with NHS organisations to co-produce, co-design, test, evaluate and deliver Early Supported Discharge and Admission Avoidance services that show measurable results for the patient and the healthcare system. We are currently delivering Early Supported Discharge (Recovery at Home) pilot services at Imperial College Healthcare and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trusts. Both services are fully integrated within existing services and are therefore reducing inequality in access to healthcare.  By combining the Trust’s unique understanding of their patients and local healthcare landscape, HomeLink Healthcare have developed services to address priority needs.

Specific examples include:

  • Working with OPAT teams to increase capacity in areas where availability is limited
  • Getting patients home on the same day to deliver Multi-Disciplinary Care
  • Extending complex wound care services to enable extra patients to transfer home
  • Bridging clinical care until community nursing services are available to take over
  • Providing a short-term Package of Care until social services are available

The pilots have provided real world evidence that flow within organisations has improved, bed days are saved cost effectively and that patient experience is very positive.

The first step in planning for next winter, is to engage with a specialist company delivering clinical home-based care such as HomeLink Healthcare. Working together we would:

  • Review recent data to identify patients who could have benefited from a Recovery at Home pathway
  • Consider the scope and size of a pilot which would act as proof of concept
  • Estimate the impact the extra capacity would have on key metrics such as A&E waiting times, 18-week RTT, Stranded and Super Stranded Patients.
  • Document the expected benefits to patient experience and outcomes.
  • Develop an outline business case with estimated costings

To start the conversation email andy.collett@homelinkhealthcare.co.uk or call 07984 570844 HomeLink Healthcare services are available to access via the NHS Shared Business Services Patient Discharge Services framework agreement.

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