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The Service

Locala Community InReach Team is based at Dewsbury District Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary to support admission avoidance and safe transfer of care back to the community on hospital discharge. We work closely with discharge co-ordinators, hospital social workers, the ICCT's and specialist services as well as the A&E departments to ensure discharge is co-ordinated and streamlined for patient safety and experience. Patients remain on the caseload for approximately 28 days to reduce readmission and to ensure appropriate support is in place.

InReach North

Based in A&E at DDH a team of Nurses and Therapy assess patients as they present and support admission avoidance. We follow up patients at home and provide equipment and complete and holistic assessment ensuring the patient's immediate needs are met and then refer to other services such as Social Services, Age Concern, ICCT's, Medicines Optimisation, Continence Teams, Therapists and many more. We also provide information regarding other services outside of Locala such as Silverline, local support groups and Admiral Nurses to reduce social isolation and provide carer support.

InReach South

A nursing team based on Corridor 5 with the primary care discharge co-ordinators and social team facilitating early discharge and assessing patient's in A&E that are known to community services with the aim of avoiding admission. We see patients in A&E and on the wards and complete and holistic assessment ensuring the patient's immediate needs are met and then refer to other services such as Social Services, Age Concern, Medicines Optimisation, Continence Teams, Therapists and many more. We also provide information regarding other services outside of Locala such as Silverline, local support groups and Admiral Nurses to reduce social isolation and provide carer support.

The Team

Katy Littlewood - Team Leader - Background in District Nursing and Admission Avoidance

Clare Gibson - Adult Nursing Sister (South) - Background in Acute Nursing and Intermediate Care

Sasha Corion - Adult Nurse (South) - Background Oncology

Bev Gwebu - Adult Nurse (North) - Background in Acute Nursing and Inpatient and Community Intermediate Care

Linsey Norris - Senior Occupational Therapist - Background A&E Admission Avoidance, Community and Inpatient Intermediate Care

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