Councils open assessment centres

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

Two local authorities have recently opened new assessment facilities which they hope will reduce hospital bed-blocking and residential care placements. East Sussex County Council has opened a new seven-bed facility in Crowborough, and Wigan Council, in partnership with the Wigan Borough Primary Care and NHS Tusts, and the private sector, has opened the 40-bed Alexandra Court intermediate care centre in Pemberton. At the East Sussex Willows suite, up to seven people aged 65 or over who have been moved from hospital can be accommodated. It is intended that during a stay of two weeks, their future care needs will be assessed, resulting in a return home, with homecare support if needed, or long term residential care. The council hopes to recruit up to six staff to operate the centre. Wigan¹s new centre has the same aims, but on a much grander scale. Its facilities include an extensive therapy room, assessment kitchen and a range of other rooms for people to have quiet meetings and one-to-one treatment where nece

Comments are closed.

Latest blog posts

It’s a hard, hard world

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

A recent survey has found that 63% of the general public believe the NHS provides social care and 42% think...

Sign-up and pay, or perhaps pay more

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

There are powerful arguments why carers working at night in small specialist care facilities should be paid their full hourly...

The parallel universes of social care

By guest blogger JOHN BURTON

The Care Quality Commission’s adult social care ‘productivity’ dipped in August and for the umpteenth time the 90% target of...