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Working together to support you home

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Piktochart SuH imageIn Solihull we are improving the way we support people leaving hospital (from Solihull and Birmingham Heartlands). Some people stay in hospital longer than they need and it isn’t good for them. We want to ensure that people can return home safely with the right support in place for them, their families and carers. Health and social care teams in the community and in the hospitals are working together in Solihull to make this happen. This new approach is called SupportUHome.

Jenny Wood, Director of Adult Care and Support at Solihull Council and Jonathan Brotherton, Director of Operations at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust are leading SupportUHome. Below they explain why this new approach is needed, how it will make a difference and celebrate an early SupportUHome success story.

SMBC Chief Exec takes over as Solihull Together Chair

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Nick Page SMBC Chief Exec

Nick Page, Chief Executive of Solihull Council, has recently taken over as Chair of the Solihull Together Programme Board. 

Here he shares his views about the programme, its importance to the borough and some of the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Local MP visits new Urgent Primary Care site at Solihull Hospital

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Dame Spelman NHS 95102

 

Dame Caroline Spelman, Member of Parliament for the Meriden Constituency visited the new Urgent Primary Care service at Solihull Hospital. Following the closure of the temporary Walk-In Centre building on Solihull Hospital site last October, the new service has been located alongside the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) - a move which brought Solihull’s urgent care services under one roof.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Care Navigation

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Age UK Solihull’s Head of Service, Lucy Garratt, talks about the new Care Navigator pilot project which is running in Solihull until the end of March 2017. 

Care Navigators Oct 2016 croppedSolihull’s first Care Navigators are (from left to right): Alison, Eve, Melanie and Teresa

NEXT STEPS FOR URGENT CARE CENTRE AT SOLIHULL HOSPITAL SITE

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Over the past three years plans have been underway to introduce a new urgent care centre at Solihull Hospital. This is to streamline the current services which are offered across three services located in and around the hospital site.

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