Call for improvement in provision of care

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The Audit Commission is calling for more effective rehabilitation services for elderly people in a report released at the end of June. _The Way to Go Home_ calls for major changes in the approach taken by NHS and social services departments, identifies the key questions that need to be addressed locally by these services and proposes a framework for strategic joint working. Two thirds of hospital beds are occupied at any one time by people over 65 but that many of these people could move out of hospital sooner or even need not be there at all, if they had access to more effective rehabilitation services, according to the report. See _Homecare Professional_, July/August 2000 issue

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