Care Co-Ordination Nurses Ready For Action

Warrington Helath Plus are pleased to have on board three talented nurses to deliver the aims of the Care Co-ordination project across the Central West cluster.

[Janet Hayes, Jane Lake and Elaine Martin are now in post and all set to deliver the aims of this new service]

Warrington Health Plus have been working closely with GPs across the town to improve the way healthcare services are co-ordinated to deliver better care to patients in their own homes.

The new Care Co-Ordination project aims to ensure any Warrington residents highlighted by their GP as having complex needs are given an holistic assessment in their own homes by a trained, experienced Care Co-ordination nurse who can signpost them to the appropriate service for their needs.

The project is proud to announce that three nurses are now in post and are all set to deliver the change needed to improve our health systems.

Julia Sutton-McGough, Project Manager for the Care Co-Ordination project explains how the service will work: “This service will provide patients with a dedicated Care Coordination Nurse who takes responsibility for coordinating the care they receive.

“The care coordinator will create an action plan for discussion with the patient and carer. The action plan may include referrals to other members of the wider health and social care teams including the third and voluntary sectors as appropriate.”

As one of the first nurses to join the project, Jane Lake is very happy to be joining Warrington Health Plus as they strive to improve health services in the community. Jane says: “Warrington residents need and deserve this new, proactive and co-ordinated care service. I’m so proud to be part of the development of this exciting project and am looking forward to ensuring patients get the most out of their holistic assessments.”

Working closely with secondary care groups and third sector organisations, the work of the care co-ordination team will have many benefits for GPs, patients and the wider health system across the town. Not only will GP waiting times see improvement, but unnecessary admissions to hospital can also be reduced as a result of the holistic assessment carried out by the nurses and signposting to more appropriate health care services. Medication reviews will also take place which is expected to bring down prescribing costs over time.

We will be following Jane and the other nurses on the project as they progress in delivering this innovative service.

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