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Integrated Care Partnerships: Acute Care at Home (Southern area)


The establishment of ICPs in the Southern area has allowed the Southern Trust to work more effectively with GPs and community pharmacies, independent sector care homes, as well as service users and carers, to develop a more comprehensive acute care at home service.

The Acute Care at Home Service involves a range of healthcare professionals working together to help older people manage conditions such as chest infections, urinary tract infections, cellulitis and dehydration without the need for attending the emergency department, or being admitted to hospital. The team is led by a Consultant geriatrician and includes a speciality doctor, specialist nurses, a pharmacist and has input from occupational therapy, physiotherapy and community psychiatric nursing.

For more details about the acute care at home expansion in the Southern area, visit our news section.