‘Care in the Community’ Talk - 15th December 2015

care in the community event
‘Care in the Community’ Talk - 15th December 2015
23 November 2015

THE Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is hosting a free talk to inform people about the community health services that are provided by the Trust in North Manchester.  

The event is open to patients, staff, public and our members and will be held at the Post-Graduate Centre, North Manchester General Hospital on Tuesday 15th December 2015, 2 – 3 pm. 

This event will be led by Victoria Thorne, lead nurse; Michelle Proudman, specialist nursing manager and Alicia Waite, palliative care manager.  Delegates will be given the opportunity to learn more about the services that are offered and how it has changed over recent months and years.

The Trust provides a wide range of local and community-based healthcare services and the clinical staff carry out approximately 14,000 visits/treatments/contacts each month.

By providing community based healthcare services at home, and closer to home, we are able to give the people we care for greater personal control and choice, helping them to stay independent for longer.

Community healthcare has a number of benefits. Most importantly, treating patients in their homes and in the communities where they are comfortable helps us provide a more holistic, well-rounded and bespoke healthcare service to each and every one of our patients. Improvements in treatments and technology mean more people than ever before can be effectively treated in their own home. Not only does this provide faster and more convenient care for our patients, it also comes at a lower cost to the NHS.

There are 300 clinical and administrative staff working across 23 services providing care to people in their own home, or closer to home in clinics and rehab units, with some services operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   Community health services include district nursing, falls, stroke rehabilitation, crisis response, palliative care, home intravenous therapy, community physiotherapy, intermediate care, nutrition and dietetics, and podiatry.

Victoria Thorne said: “Our aim is to deliver high quality evidence-based care to patients in the community, to help them stay at home for as long as possible. The services we deliver increase the choices people have and helps them make decisions about their own care.  Our services also aim to promote self-care and self-management of conditions and reduce unnecessary admission to hospitals.”

‘Medicine for Members’ events are free and are held regularly at our four hospital sites (The Royal Oldham Hospital, North Manchester and Fairfield General Hospitals and Rochdale Infirmary), to give the public, staff and the Pennine Acute Trust’s members the opportunity to learn more about the services at PAHNT.  

So far, over 12,000 people have signed up to become members. To book your place contact Angela Greenwood on 01706 517302 or email ft.membership@pat.nhs.uk