Making Midhurst Integrated Community Health Hub a reality

An update by Dr Emma Woodcock, senior local GP and Clinical Director for the Rural North Chichester Primary Care Network
Dr Emma Woodcock
It is so important to our local doctors and nurses that we make sure the needs of the individual patient, carers and families are placed at the centre of our new service
— Dr Emma Woodcock

Watch the latest video by Dr Emma Woodcock on the progress of the intergrated community health hub, in Midhurst. 

Summary 

  • More than 75 people attended the last public meeting to hear about plans and to join in the discussion

Through the community meetings and engagement sessions - local people have feedback:

  • a lack of joined up care between different services
  • poor access to domiciliary care in the rural area
  • more health and wellbeing services such as walking groups, social clubs and mental health groups wanted
  • lack of community transport is a big concern for those living in rural Sussex

Phase One of the project

Bringing together and developing a team of NHS, social care and local community workers to focus on health and wellbeing through enhancement of some of the services we already offer such as proactive care, assessments of risk of falling, social prescribing, mental health  and dementia support. We are hoping to have this up and running around Easter 2020.

Phase Two of the project

Our ambition for Phase Two is to develop existing responsive services to support our residents who are living with frailty, offering a rapid response if a patient becomes unwell or deteriorates at home. This will lead to more care and support in people’s homes and reduce the risk of a hospital admission.

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