More time to have your say about intermediate care

NHS North Kirklees and NHS Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are working with Kirklees Council to improve local intermediate care services and are keen to hear your views about the service.

Intermediate care services, sometimes referred to as re-ablement services, provide anyone aged 18 or over with personal care and help with daily activities and other practical tasks for a short period of time, usually for up to six weeks. The services are provided by a team of health and social care professionals such as nurses, care staff and therapists.

People usually access intermediate care services for three main reasons:

  • to avoid having to go to hospital, or be admitted to hospital, unnecessarily;
  • to help them be as independent as possible after a stay in hospital; or
  • to prevent them having to move into a residential or care home until they really need to.

To help develop local intermediate care and move it forward, the CCGs and the council are asking patients across Kirklees what they think about the service and how it can be made even better. The aim is to achieve the best possible intermediate care that is effective, accessible and affordable to ensure there is a sustainable service for the years to come.

The survey can be accessed online at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KirkleesIntermediateCare      If you would prefer to complete a paper copy of the survey, or if you’d like it in a different format (such as large print) please telephone Amanjot Aujla on: 01924 504938 or email Amanjot.Aujla@northkirkleesccg.nhs.uk. The final day for completion of the surveys is now Monday 3rd September.

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