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How are out of hospital services for older people progressing?

COVID-19 has made the aspiration of caring for older people out of hospital and preventing hospital admission urgent, but the burden on community nurses is huge

COVID-19 has made the aspiration of caring for older people out of hospital and preventing hospital admission urgent, but the burden on community nurses is huge

  • Getting older people out of hospital more quickly – or preventing admission in the first place – has long been an aspiration for healthcare
  • Admission prevention and supported discharge services have been implemented in various places in response to the pandemic
  • Such intermediate care has excellent outcomes but in many places district nursing workloads far exceed the capacity of services

Getting older people out of hospital more quickly – or trying to prevent them being admitted in the first place – has been an aspiration for healthcare

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