Here you will find all of our Intermediate Care reports.
The Case for Change for Integrated Care for Barking and Dagenham,
Havering and Redbridge (BHR) (August 2012) identified that too many people are being admitted to hospital for entirely preventable causes. This has resulted in an over reliance on institutional (bed based) services as the default option rather than considering individual needs, choice and ability to return home.
The Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Trust (BHRUT) has more rehabilitation/reablement beds than other similar parts of the country, high occupancy and long lengths of stay. This is related to poor procedures and an inability to move service users in and out of these facilities in an appropriate and timely manner.
Healthwatch Redbridge was commissioned by Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Group (RCCG) to facilitate a workshop whereby people would be given the opportunity to find out more about the services (the Community Treatment Team (CTT) and Intensive Rehabilitation Service (IRS) and discuss any concerns they may have.
We were then commissioned by the Redbridge CCG to carry out visits to the Intermediate wards, first at Heron Wood and Gallion Wards in Wanstead and now at the Japonica, Jasmine and Foxglove Wards at King George Hospital.