In 2014, the CCGs started to have a public dialogue about the model of care which would provide care closer to home. It had been noted that there was an overdependence on older people staying in adult intermediate rehabilitation beds for longer than necessary which was resulting in their deconditioning both physically and mentally. Point prevalence studies revealed that there were patients in hospital beds who didn’t need to be there and who would recover more quickly if they were cared for at home or in a place they called home i.e. a care home.
This principle of care could only be implemented once the patient had finished all required medical intervention in the hospital and so long as the social care package they required was in place. It was made clear during this engagement process that the consequence of implementing the proposed model would be fewer rehabilitation beds would be required.
Public consultation revealed that people were supportive of the model of care so long as additional support was in place.
This section of the website is a public record of the documents that were published during that time.