Posted on Monday 2 June 2014
A nurse with a patient at home
Local people will be cared for by teams made up of hospital and community staff as Guy’s and St Thomas’ transforms the way it cares for adult patients.
Angela Dawe, Director of Operations and Strategic Development for adult local services, says: "From the moment a patient comes into hospital our staff will be thinking about the care needed in hospital, as well as the arrangements that need to be in place when they return home.
"By working together as one team and planning the care we provide, consultants, district nurses, therapists and social workers can make a difference to our patients’ experience and help them avoid being admitted to hospital in the future."
Services will be brought together to make it easier for patients to get consistent, ongoing care wherever they receive their treatment.
On 1 April 2014 Evelina London Children’s Hospital joined together with community health services for children in Lambeth and Southwark.