Patient rehabilitation services improved across district

PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:03 10 September 2018

Weston General Hospital.

Weston General Hospital.


Hospital patients' recoveries have improved thanks to changes in how rehabilitation services are delivered.

Weston General Hospital and North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP) which delivers the service, is now able to support people to go home even earlier.

This means as soon as patients are medically fit to leave hospital they can do so.

NSCP’s community discharge teams, consisting of therapists, nurses and rehabilitation support workers, work with people throughout their rehabilitation period in their own homes.

This also allows patients to be better supported by friends and family.

Sara Harding, director of operations for NSCP, said: “Our service has gone from strength to strength and is now able to offer support for many more patients to receive their rehabilitation in their own home, your own bed really is the best place to recover and rehabilitate in when you are well enough not to require the care of an acute hospital.”

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