We are committed to providing the best support and care we can to all our patients, but often it is those elderly patients living at home alone who are overlooked because they do not want to bother us. Then they become ill and often go into hospital when, with a little more help and support this could be avoided.
Every member of our team has allocated to them several patients who, with their consent, they contact on a regular basis to make sure they are safe and well and looking after themselves. The patients appreciate this contact and we can look out for times when we feel that further medical and social support is needed. Ultimately this saves hospital admissions, but the reason for our scheme is to look after a growing population of elderly adults who need and deserve our support.