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Out of Hospital Care event: February 2020

At the end of February 2020, an engagement event was held for health and care staff from across the Calderdale system.

The aim of the event was to provide an opportunity for staff to voice their views on the current ways of working and to share their ideas relating to how future provision could look, based on their expertise and knowledge.

You told us…

Key themes that are emerging from what people told us are below:

  • Integrated working and skilled workforce and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Opportunities to improve models of care and pathways
  • Making sure assessments are fit for purpose and criteria is clear and simple but flexible to meet the needs of the person
  • Increased use of technology

There was a general consensus about what rehab is and it was agreed that it is very broad ranging. The overall suggestion was that we should not be sticking to a rigid set of criteria if it can be demonstrated that the patient would benefit from some level of ‘rehab’.

What are we doing?

We are currently processing all the feedback received and as a result, updating our programme plans around the emerging themes.  This will improve ways of working across existing services and inform our next steps in relation to needs for our community beds.

Further engagement with patients, carers and key stakeholders will take place later in the year with those who have experiences of these services.  And ongoing engagement with staff, patients, carers and key stakeholders will continue to help inform future planning of services and the out of hospital care model.