Heywood: ‘community hospitals’ role for care homes in the future

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

Speaking at a recent healthcare industry conference run by industry analysts Laing & Buisson, Four Seasons Health Care chief executive Tony Heywood spoke the future of healthcare in the UK and, in particular, closer working between the NHS and the private sector. The four areas he specifically covered were: consolidation of ownership in the care sector; capacity and demand; regulations driving quality and the future service provision in a care home setting. Mr Heywood said he saw the future care home taking on a role of the “community hospital”, supplying services such as sub-acute nursing, high dependency nursing, mentally infirm elderly care, intermediate care and palliative care. This higher acuity care, he said, will help to alleviate some of the problems in NHS acute hospitals and benefit the overall population by closer partnering between the independent and public sectors.

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