Home First Medway wins award!

Medway CCG are delighted to announce that, in partnership with Medway Council and MFT, Medway Community Healthcare’s Home First scheme has won the Penguin Teamship Award. Together, we have successfully implemented a scheme that improves on delayed discharges from hospital and patient outcomes.

The Home Fist Scheme aims to support independent patient living and makes getting them home a priority. Providing the option to recover at home is not a new concept however we are ecstatic to be able to provide ‘consistent, measurable success’ in supporting over 650 discharges from Medway Maritime Hospital since April 2016. The focus of Home First is on reablement and rehabilitation and patient empowerment. The scheme consolidates the discharge and care package process to streamline and enable more efficient use of staff time.

For more information on the aware and how we have worked together to earn it, please follow the links below:

http://fabnhsstuff.net/2016/10/25/getting-patients-home-first-medway/

http://fabnhsstuff.net/2017/02/05/january-2017-award-winners/