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Book on! Perth House open day - 16 July

An open day at Perth House in Derby on Tuesday 16 July is open primarily to all health and social care staff in Derby and Derbyshire to see the range of support available and to promote appropriate referrals.

 

It  is being hosted by DCHS and Derby City Council's Home First team and will showcase the success of our joint approach to rapid response integration care. Patients receive combined health and social care assessment of their needs to enable the right therapy and support to be put into place for the speediest possible safe return home.

 

Sheila Methven (pictured) from Allestree was referred to Perth House from the Royal Derby Hospital where she'd spent 13 days being treated for a chipped hip replacement and cracked femur following a fall in the street while out shopping. Speaking from Perth House, Sheila, aged 86, said: "I don't really feel I could cope on my own at the moment. I want to go home but I need to feel safe to do so. At Perth House I'm receiving a lot of physiotherapy to make me steadier so I hope I can get home in the next few days." Retired bank and finance worker Sheila is also keen to get back to her hospital volunteering role.

 

A lot of Perth House referrals come from acute hospitals. But some also come from community services in order to prevent admissions to acute beds by providing thorough assessment and access to therapy and home adaptation support to prevent a crisis.  

All of this work will be explained at the open day with the therapy, nursing and social care staff available to answer questions. There will be two drop-in sessions (10am-12 midday and 1-3pm) at which visitors can see how the integrated assessment hub (D2A pathway 2 beds) is working in action, getting patients out of acute care more quickly and also preventing admissions to hospital. It is an opportunity to:

  • See how integrated working is supporting people discharged from hospital
  • Discuss discharge to assess pathways
  • Meet the teams directly involved in delivering and supporting services
  • Give your ideas on further development.

For more information and to confirm attendance please contact:

Rebecca Spray, integrated community manager Derby city, E: rebecca.spray@nhs.net or T: 07500050849.