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
- 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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