A new health and social care service supporting the most sick and vulnerable Salford adults – often elderly people – has been launched by Salford Together.
The city-wide Urgent Care team are working with the North West Ambulance service to safely support people in their own homes who urgently need treatment and care. This avoids unnecessary transfers to Accident and Emergency (A&E) and stays in hospital.
The team provides a response in the communities where people live within two hours, helping to support adults with an urgent health or social care need at home for up to 72 hours.
The team includes: an Advanced Practitioner (like a GP), mental health and social work practitioners, Pharmacists, Nurses, Physiotherapists/ Occupational therapists.
This new way of working means people are treated in their own homes without the need and the distress of being transferred to hospital unless it is necessary.