NHS NEEDS TO DO MORE TO UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE ARE RETURNING TO HOSPITAL AFTER BEING DISCHARGED

New analysis shows emergency readmissions rose by a fifth since 2012/13 Over 500,000 cases recorded in 2016/17 1 in every 5 emergency readmissions take place in the first 48 hours As part of a broader investigation into people’s experiences of leaving hospital, Healthwatch England is today publishing new analysis of NHS emergency readmissions data. An emergency readmission is defined by …

Award for children’s health team that CARES

A health team in the Rochdale borough has scooped an award for improving services to keep children and young people out of hospital and making a real difference to the lives of local families. The Children’s Acute and Ongoing Needs Service, part of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, is made up of lots of different health professionals.  This includes community …