The Gwent Frailty Programme
Most people want to remain living ‘happily independent’ as long as it is safe for them to do so. They want to receive safe and seamless health and social care services, provided in, or closer to, their homes.
The Gwent Frailty Programme – which is being implemented from April 4th 2011 – will put in place the infrastructure to deliver these integrated services. By creating teams of health and social care professionals, the Frailty model aims to:
- ensure people have access to the right person at the right time
- focus on preventative care – wherever possible avoiding hospital admissions
- reduce the length of a hospital stay when admission is necessary
- reduce the need for complex care packages
- avert crises by providing the right amount of care when needed
- co-ordinate communication by providing a named person for all contact.
Gwent Frailty Programme is a partnership between Aneurin Bevan Health Board and Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Newport councils and has received funding from the Welsh Assembly Government.
A short film about Gwent Frailty introduced by BBC Radio Wales presenter Roy Noble OBE is available to download by clicking below.
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