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23 Apr 2020, 09:53
A year on from the launch of a new adult community health service for west Hertfordshire, Herts Valleys CCG and Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) have been reflecting on achievements over the last 12 months. As well as embarking on a programme of transformation, CLCH has also played a big part in the coronavirus response.
The CLCH service which started on 1 October 2019 provides nursing and therapy services for patients in the community covering areas including cardiac rehabilitation, bladder and bowel, tissue viability, leg ulcers, neuro rehabilitation, speech and language therapy and specialist palliative care. It is delivered by 700 staff working for CLCH as well as through subcontracts with four Hospice providers and Herts One GP federation.
The new service is working to transform patient care by working with GPs, mental health services, social care and voluntary services to support people in a more coordinated way. This is particularly important for people with complex needs who have various people involved in their care.
The aim is to help people stay well and independent and keep people out of hospital as much as possible.
Achievements over the past 12 months have included:
As well as delivering service transformation, CLCH has supported the response to COVID-19 in west Hertfordshire. This has included:
David Evans, Managing Director at Herts Valleys CCG said: “It’s great to see the transformation of services getting underway and new services starting that are already making a difference to our patients. On top of that CLCH has made an invaluable contribution to our coronavirus response. We are all hugely appreciative of the work that CLCH staff have done over the last year.”
Cathy Walker, Director of Operations in Herts said: “I’m incredibly proud of all our teams in Hertfordshire and like so many staff in the NHS, the last six months have presented challenges I’m not sure anyone could have predicted. It’s been inspiring to see staff face these challenges head on, demonstrating amazing tenacity and dedication to caring for the patients we serve.”
CLCH have made a short video to mark the first anniversary and the achievements of their staff over the year. Watch it here.