PRLog - Nov. 14, 2012 - KENDAL, U.K. -- A 12-week public consultation began last Thursday November 8th on proposals to modernise and improve older people’s rehabilitation in-patient services and community services on the Fylde Coast.
Tracey Bush MD (far right) & Spiral Health Team with Investors in People Plaque
Members of the public are being invited to a series of public meetings where they can hear in detail about the plans and put forward their views at number of *venues across the area between the *27th November and 10th January.
‘Improving Patient Care’ – The Next Steps, is the joint vision of clinical leaders across the Fylde Coast about how services could be delivered in the future to improve patient care.
“The proposals and Investment in Community services “says Tracey Bush, MD of Spiral Health CIC “will help to vastly improve the quality and effectiveness of Rehabilitation and Intermediate Care for older people”
Spiral Health CIC, which spun out from the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in April has only been established as a *social enterprise for six months providing Nurse led Rehabilitation and Therapy Services, but has notched up exceptional achievement putting them in the top four per cent of community interest companies in the country
“As a *Social Enterprise” adds Tracey “our whole focus is on the community we serve. Our guiding principal is to provide the care and support needed by patients who no longer need regular routine visits by a hospital doctor and in doing so, prevent unnecessary acute hospital admissions and increase earlier discharges”
The proposals have been developed by hospital consultants and GPs and are fully supported by the clinical leaders across the Fylde Coast who believe these proposals will benefit patients. They also include the investment of £3.6M in community services to support patients in the community and in their own homes – again avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions.
“By specialising and focusing services” concludes Tracey “we and our local partners are able to deliver quality care direct to the patient with better outcomes and shorter hospital stays. For Spiral Care CIC it means we can be innovative, flexible and more responsive to the needs of our patients in the local community”
For more information, please contact Tracey Bush, Managing Director of Spiral Health CIC, on 01253 303576 or the Social Enterprise UK press office on 020 3589 4951 / 4949.
Notes to Editors
* Public Consultation details:
Tuesday 27th November. Cabus Village Hall, Lancaster New Road, Cabus, Preston, PR3 1WL @ 2pm
Tuesday 4th December. Carr Hill High School, Royal Avenue, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2ST @ 6pm
Wednesday 5th December. Lowther Pavillion, Lowther Terrace, Lytham St Annes, FY8 5QQ @ 6pm
Thursday 6th December. Bispham High School, Bispham Road, Blackpool, FY2 0NH @ 6pm
Tuesday 11th December
Wednesday 12th December. Marine Hall, The Esplanade, Fleetwood, FY7 6HF @ 6pm
Thursday 13th December. Hodgson Academy, Moorland Road, Poulton-Le-Fylde, FY6 7EU @ 6pm
Thursday 10th January Blackpool Football Club, Seasiders Way, Blackpool, FY1 6JJ @ 2pm
For further information about the Public Consultation, please call Caroline Hastie, Head of Communications at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, on 01253 303538.
*Social Enterprise UK is the national body for social enterprise. Social enterprises are businesses that exist for a social or environmental purpose. When they profit-society profits. Together with their members they are the voice for social enterprise in the UK. Members are local grass-roots organisations and multi-million pound businesses that operate internationally. What unites them is their commitment to changing the world through business. For more information, visit www.socialenterprise.org.uk.