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Community Care North

Adult Speech & Language Therapy 
Countywide assessment, case management, treatment , carer support, education & training services in the Acute and Community Hospitals, Community Outpatient clinics, Domiciliary, Specialist teams, Rehab and Stroke Units, etc.



Admiral Nurses
Information, advice and emotional support for families. Supportive educational and consultancy role to professionals, voluntary sector and communities supporting people with dementia.



Chronic Fatigue
They can make a positive difference with their knowledge of the condition and ability to explain and advise on the management of difficult symptoms. The can also identify other supporting services and link in with a multidisciplinary team.



Community Equipment Service 
The Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES) supplies equipment to meet the assessed needs of people with disabilities, to help develop their full potential and maintain their health and independence enabling them to be treated in the community.



Community Hospitals

Princess of Wales Community Hospital



Distict Nurses
Wyre Forest and Redditch and Bromsgrove


 
Early Intervention Dementia Service
This service is available to people of any age, registered with a GP in Worcestershire who are experiencing memory problems and do not have a formal diagnosis of dementia. 



Enhanced Care Team
Enhanced care is a concept which brings together services uniquely commissioned to respond quickly and from a multi professional holistic assessment perspective.  If the referrer feels an urgent response is needed we can respond within 2 hours of a referral being received. 

Broadly our aims are: to prevent an admission to a hospital setting, both acute and community hospitals, to reduce attendance at emergency departments for non urgent care, to reduce ambulance call outs to patients without an emergency need, to provide a point of advice and support for patients and carers 24 hours a day and to support patients to return home much earlier from any hospital.  


 
Lymphodema
The Lymphoedema Team offer specialist support, advice and management of complex symptoms for patients with primary, secondary or mixed oedemas.


 
Minor Injuries Units (MIUs)
Patients with a wide range of minor injuries including cuts, grazes, wounds, sprains, strains, minor burns and broken bones can be treated at MIUs at Bromsgrove, and Kidderminster


 
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Specialist Nurses
They can make a positive difference with their knowledge of symptom relief, assisting in making choices, identifying other supporting services and linking in with a multi-disciplinary team. 


Neurology 
Worcestershire Integrated Neurological Rehabilitation Service (WINRS) is a specialist service with people in the community setting, which strives to maximize functional independence by promoting self management, with the overall aim to enhance the individuals’ quality of life. 

 

Neuropsychology
Neuropsychology tries to understand how the brain affects what we do and how injury to the brain changes what we do.



Occupational Therapy
Work with you and your family or carers to identify any areas of difficulty with daily living tasks - including washing, dressing, cooking and getting on and off your bed, toilet and chair.


 
Older Adults Mental Health Inpatient Units (Athelon Ward and New Haven)
The wards support service users over the age of 65 who are suffering with mental health needs (functional illness) which requires in-patient treatment.



Parkinson's Disease Specialist Nurses
They can make a positive difference with their knowledge of symptom relief, assisting in making choices, identifying other supporting services and linking in with a multi-disciplinary team.



Palliative Care
The specialist palliative care team within the Trust works closely with all other professionals involved in end of life care. The service includes specialist community support together with inpatient units at The Primrose at the Princess Unit, Princess of Wales Community Hospital Bromsgrove and The Macmillan Unit at Evesham Community Hospital. Our aim is to offer advice in the management of complex symptoms and offer emotional support to the patient and their family.



Physiotherapy Domiciliary
This service treats people in their own home. Patients may have a musculo-skeletal or neurological/ long term condition or may be post surgical and are housebound by their condition. The priority is to work as part of a MDT to rehabilitate and gain optimum improvement in function, to keep patient independent and safe at home.


 

Physiotherapy Musculo-Skeletal 
This service treats people with musculo-skeletal conditions including Low Back Pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis sports injuries and post surgical conditions. The priority is to rehabilitate patients back to full function.



Podiatry Service
This service aims to provide high quality accessible foot health services for the people of Worcestershire.


 

Tissue Viability
Tissue Viability is an area of healthcare that has synergy with many medical specialties - especially general surgery, vascular surgery, dermatology, care of older people, paediatrics, orthopaedics, and diabetology.



Wyre Forest Ward 

Based at Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre the Ward supports those who require shirt term inpatient care which can't be provided at home



Service Lead:



Jan Austin, Community Care Service Delivery Unit Lead




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