The tool identifies patients who will require admission to the AT&R service after acute care, or who are at risk of needing step-down care
Mr Humphries said there was an 'urgent need' to develop intermediate or step-down care
in the community for people coming out of hospital.
Admittedly, this type of step-down care
is very different from the custodial care typically provided in assisted living, yet expanding services makes business sense, as residents age in place.
SingHealth is comprised of four hospitals -- one tertiary general hospital, the Singapore General Hospital; one secondary general hospital, the Changi General Hospital; one specialist hospital for women and children, the KK Women's and Children's Hospital; and one community hospital providing step-down care
for patients who need convalescent and/or rehabilitative care, the Ang Mo Kio Community Hospital.
The next steps for the sector is the publication of a national model for step-down care
services, Mr Whittington added.
will be for a period of up to 28 days maximum.
Health services in Coventry and Warwickshire have already worked on schemes to provide step-down care
for elderly people leaving hospital, linking with social services, district nursing teams and nursing homes.
sg) is comprised of four hospitals: Singapore General Hospital (SGH), a tertiary general hospital; Changi General Hospital (CGH), a secondary general hospital; KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), a specialist hospital for women and children; and, Ang Mo Kio Community Hospital (AMKH), a community hospital providing step-down care
for patients who need convalescent and/or rehabilitative care; as well as four specialty national centres for eye, dental, heart diseases and cancers: the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), National Dental Centre (NDC), National Heart Centre (NHC), and National Cancer Centre (NCC); and eight polyclinics (Bedok, Bukit Merah, Geylang, Institute of Health, Marine Parade, Queenstown, Tampines, Pasir Ris), providing primary/family healthcare services.
The nursing/healthcare provided is expected to be provided by a team of qualified and unqualified staff that have specific skills and training in the delivery of step-up / step-down care
to meet the needs of patients in the residential setting in collaboration with partner service providers, supporting optimal outcomes for patients.
Delegates at the conference (10-11 November, Hilton Birmingham Metropole NEC), will be given updates on how the LOC Support Unit (LOCSU) has expanded its commissioning team and is helping LOCs deliver the new minor eye conditions service (MECS) and step-down care
"to propel the sector forward.
Contract award: Step-down care
for adults who have Alcohol-Related Brain Damage (ARBD).